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Guinea "Guin"ea" (g[i^]n"[-e]), 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.
The guinea, so called from the Guinea gold out of which it was first struck, was proclaimed in 1663, and to go for twenty shillings; but it never went for less than twenty-one shillings. -Pinkerton.
. (Bot.) See .
(Geog.), a current in the Atlantic Ocean setting southwardly into the Bay of Benin on the coast of Guinea.
one who cheats by dropping counterfeit guineas. [Obs.] -Gay.
, (Zo["o]l.), an African gallinaceous bird, of the genus , allied to the pheasants. The common domesticated species ({N. 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 ({N. cristata}) is a finer species.
(Bot.), grains of Paradise, or amomum. See .
(Bot.), a tall strong forage grass () introduced. from Africa into the West Indies and Southern United States.
(Bot.), a liliaceous flower () with petals spotted like the feathers of the Guinea hen.
. See under .
(Bot.), the pods of the , a tree of the order {Anonace[ae]}, found in tropical West Africa. They are also sold under the name of {Piper [AE]thiopicum}.
. [Prob. a mistake for Guiana pig.] (a) (Zo["o]l.) A small Brazilian rodent (), about seven inches in length and usually of a white color, with spots of orange and black.
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