Guin´ea   Pronunciation: gĭn´ė
n.1.A district on the west coast of Africa (formerly noted for its export of gold and slaves) after which the Guinea fowl, Guinea grass, Guinea peach, etc., are named.
2.A gold coin of England current for twenty-one shillings sterling, or about five dollars, but not coined since the issue of sovereigns in 1817.
Guinea corn
(Bot.) See Durra.
Guinea Current
(Geog.) a current in the Atlantic Ocean setting southwardly into the Bay of Benin on the coast of Guinea.
Guinea dropper
one who cheats by dropping counterfeit guineas.
Guinea fowl
(Zool.) an African gallinaceous bird, of the genus Numida, allied to the pheasants. The common domesticated species (Numida meleagris), has a colored fleshy horn on each aide of the head, and is of a dark gray color, variegated with small white spots. The crested Guinea fowl (Numida cristata) is a finer species.
- Gay.
Guinea grains
(Bot.) grains of Paradise, or amomum. See Amomum.
Guinea grass
(Bot.) a tall strong forage grass (Panicum jumentorum) introduced. from Africa into the West Indies and Southern United States.
Guinea-hen flower
(Bot.) a liliaceous flower (Fritillaria Meleagris) with petals spotted like the feathers of the Guinea hen.
Guinea peach
See under Peach.
Guinea pepper
(Bot.) the pods of the Xylopia aromatica, a tree of the order Anonaceæ, found in tropical West Africa. They are also sold under the name of Piper Æthiopicum.
Guinea plum
(Bot.) the fruit of Parinarium excelsum, a large West African tree of the order Chrysobalaneæ, having a scarcely edible fruit somewhat resembling a plum, which is also called gray plum and rough-skin plum.
Guinea worm
(Zool.) a long and slender African nematoid worm (Filaria Medinensis) of a white color. It lives in the cellular tissue of man, beneath the skin, and produces painful sores.
Noun1.guinea - a former British gold coin worth 21 shillings
2.Guinea - offensive terms for a person of Italian descent
Synonyms: dago, greaseball, wop
3.Guinea - a republic in eastern Africa on the Atlantic; formerly a French colony; achieved independence from France in 1958
4.Guineaguinea - a west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white; native to Africa but raised for food in many parts of the world
bawbee, coin, crown, dollar, double eagle, doubloon, ducat, eagle, farthing, five-dollar gold piece, fiver, florin, fourpence, fourpenny, gold piece, groat, half crown, half dollar, half eagle, halfpenny, hard money, mag, meg, mite, moidore, monkey, napoleon, new pence, np, p, pence, penny, piece, piece of money, piece of silver, pony, pound, pound sovereign, quid, roll of coins, rouleau, shilling, sixpence, sovereign, specie, ten-dollar gold piece, tenner, threepence, threepenny bit, thrippence, tuppence, twenty-dollar gold piece, twopence
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Guinea corn
Guinea Current
Guinea dropper
guinea flower
guinea fowl
guinea gold
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Guinea grains
Guinea grass
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Guinea peach
Guinea pepper
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Guinea wheat
Guinea worm
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