guinea

Primary Meanings of guinea

1.
n
a former British gold coin worth 21 shillings
2.
n
a west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white; native to Africa but raised for food in many parts of the world
Full Definitions of guinea
1

n a former British gold coin worth 21 shillings

Type of:
coin
a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
2

n a west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white; native to Africa but raised for food in many parts of the world

Synonyms:
Numida meleagris, guinea fowl
Types:
guinea hen
female guinea fowl
Type of:
domestic fowl, fowl, poultry
a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl

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