from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An African amulet, talisman or charm. Same as gree-gree
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as gru-gru.
- n. A charm or amulet; a fetish.
- n. In West Africa, the sassy-bark: see Erythrophleum. The name is probably due to the fact that the tree enters into the fetish worship and ordeals of the natives.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tropical American feather palm having a swollen spiny trunk and edible nuts
- n. an African amulet
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Nor do they employ skilled physicians to any considerable extent, especially in the early stages of their illness, for, inheriting from their African ancestry a belief in the potency of gri-gri charms
She called him Gri-Gri from the first, but they knew only long afterwards that "gri-gri" meant "grey-grey," to signify that she called him after his grizzled hairs.
She called him Gri-Gri from the first, but they knew only long afterward that "gri-gri" meant "gray-gray," to signify that she called him after his grizzled hairs.
Moronval, who placed no faith in the _gri-gri_, presented his bill -- and such a bill!
Same as above, though for slingshot toproping with the gri-gri, the palm-down is fine, too.
Locking up - both the gri-gri and cinch did just fine.