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also gris-gris  (grē′grē)
n. pl. gri·gris also gris-gris (grē′grē)
An African charm, fetish, or amulet.

[French, of West African origin; akin to Balanta (Niger-Congo language of Guinea-Bissau and Senegal) grigri, amulet.]


(ˈɡriːɡriː) ,




n, pl -gris (-ɡriːz) or -grees
(Other Non-Christian Religions) an African talisman, amulet, or charm
[of African origin]


or gris-gris


n., pl. -gris (-ˌgriz)
an African charm, amulet, or fetish.
[1755–65; < French gris-gris, grigri; orig. obscure]
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Noun1.grigri - an African amulet
amulet, talisman - a trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or disease
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We have several strategic reasons for changing the name at this time," said Bernard Grigri, ARC International's North American marketing director in a statement.