from The Century Dictionary.
- noun See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun An African talisman or charm.
- noun an African magician or fetich priest.
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- noun A kind of
African talismanor charm.
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- noun an African amulet
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I saw a native doctor making his "greegree," or charm, for rain.
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.
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.