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. [1913 Webster]

2. A charm or fetich. [West Indies] --B. Edwards. [1913 Webster]

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