Definition of Gri-gri
1. Noun. Tropical American feather palm having a swollen spiny trunk and edible nuts.
Terms within: Grugru Nut
Generic synonyms: Feather Palm
Lexicographical Neighbors of Gri-gri
Literary usage of Gri-gri
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Shooting and Fishing in the Rivers, Prairies, and Backwoods of North America by Bénédict Henry Révoil, Chronicler (1865)
"It is then no longer a hole but a burrow, and to draw the gri-gri from thence a ... The gri-gri pounces on its prey, but is forthwith drawn out gently and ..."
2. Missionary Story Sketches: Folk-lore from Africa by Alexander Priestley Camphor (1909)
"Such a position for the head of the Gri-Gri Bush was pathetic. ... A MAN IN THE gri-gri BUSH The Gri-Gri Bush is a sealed grove especially for women, ..."
3. Reports on the Colonial Sections of the Exhibition by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain, Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1887)
"These are to be found in nearly all the exhibits of the various sections. In the St. Vincent Court I found a small specimen of the Groo-Groo (or Gri-Gri) ..."
4. Journal of Proceedings, and Addresses by National Educational Association (U.S.) (1891)
"At the head of the " Gri Gri Bush" stands the " Gri Gri Devil," who wears a cap of six or seven faces, which makes him appear as a real devil. ..."