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greegree

[gree-gree] /ˈgri gri/
noun
1.

grigri

or greegree, gris-gris

[gree-gree] /ˈgri gri/
noun, plural grigris.
1.
an African charm, amulet, or fetish.
Origin of grigri
1755-1765
1755-65; < French gris-gris, grigri, first recorded in West Africa in 1557; origin obscure
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Historical Examples
  • The "greegree Bush" has both an industrial and an educational purpose.

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

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

    The Upward Path Various
British Dictionary definitions for greegree

greegree

/ˈɡriːɡriː/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of grigri

grigri

/ˈɡriːɡriː/
noun (pl) -gris (-ɡriːz), -grees
1.
an African talisman, amulet, or charm
Word Origin
of African origin
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