obeah


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Obi \O"bi\, n. [Prob. of African origin.]
   1. A species of sorcery, probably of African origin,
      practiced among the negroes of the West Indies. [Written
      also obe and obeah.] --De Quincey. --B. Edwards.
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   2. A charm or fetich. [West Indies] --B. Edwards.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Obeah \O*be"ah\ n.
   Same as Obi. -- a. Of or pertaining to obi; as, the obeah
   man. --B. Edwards.
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