Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In South America, the grub of the large coleopterous insect Calandra palmarum.
  • noun In the West Indies, either of two species of palms, Astrocaryum aculeatum and Acrocomia sclerocarpa, the wood of which is very hard, heavy, and durable, and takes a fine polish.

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Examples

  • Mandingo word for charm, but I respectfully question whether gru-gru has not come from ju-ju, the native approximation to the French joujou.

    Travels in West Africa

  • {286} It is held by some authorities to come from gru-gru, a

    Travels in West Africa

  • 25 It is held by some authorities to come from gru-gru, a Mandingo word for charm, but I respectfully question whether gru-gru has not come from ju-ju, the native approximation to the French joujou.

    Travels in West Africa

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