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Noun: guinea  gi-nee
  1. A former British gold coin worth 21 shillings
     
  2. A west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white; native to Africa but raised for food in many parts of the world
    - guinea fowl, Numida meleagris
Noun: Guinea  gi-nee
  1. [offensive] (ethnic slur) a person of Italian descent
     
  2. A republic in western Africa on the Atlantic; formerly a French colony; achieved independence from France in 1958
    - Republic of Guinea, French Guinea

Derived forms: guineas

Type of: African country, African nation, coin, domestic fowl, fowl, Italian, poultry

Part of: Africa, genus Numida, Numida

Encyclopedia: Guinea, Virginia