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  • n. A kind of African talisman or charm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An African talisman or charm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See gri-gri.

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

  • n. an African amulet


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

    Journal of an African Cruiser

  • 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

  • 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


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  • Variant of grigri.

    December 2, 2008