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greegree

[gree-gree]
noun
  1. grigri.
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grigri

or gree·gree, gris-gris

[gree-gree]
noun, plural gri·gris.
  1. an African charm, amulet, or fetish.
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Origin of grigri

First recorded in 1755–65, grigri is from the French word gris-gris, grigri, first recorded in West Africa in 1557; origin obscure
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Examples from the Web for greegree

Historical Examples

  • I saw a native doctor making his "greegree," or charm, for rain.

    Journal of an African Cruiser

    Horatio Bridge

  • The "Greegree Bush" has both an industrial and an educational purpose.

  • It is death for a man to be found within the limits of the "Greegree Bush," no matter what his purpose may be.


British Dictionary definitions for greegree

greegree

noun
  1. a variant spelling of grigri
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grigri

gris-gris or greegree

noun plural -gris (-ɡriːz) or -grees
  1. an African talisman, amulet, or charm
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Word Origin

of African origin
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