from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See gri-gri.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An African talisman or charm.
  • noun an African magician or fetich priest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A kind of African talisman or charm.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an African amulet


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

    Journal of an African Cruiser Horatio Bridge 1849

  • The ball had cut the ligature which bound his "greegree" of shells around his head, and the faithless charm lay on the ground beside him.

    Journal of an African Cruiser Horatio Bridge 1849

  • From moon to moon the chalk lay before the main idol in the greegree house, and thus absorbed the qualities that made it powerful in the spirit world.

    The Green-Eyed Shwemyethna 2010


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  • Variant of grigri.

    December 2, 2008