- the female of the guinea fowl.
- any member of the guinea fowl family.
Origin of guinea hen
First recorded in 1570–80
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Examples from the Web for guinea hen
Yes,” said the other Guinea-Hen, “I guess we are just as good as anybody else.Tales of a Poultry Farm
Clara Dillingham Pierson
The constable drove on, talking on, garrulous as a guinea-hen.Kentucky in American Letters, v. 2 of 2
John Wilson Townsend
The egg was almost globular, white, the size of that of a guinea-hen.Lachesis Lapponica
Carl von Linn
He was determined that she should have the pleasure of restoring the guinea-hen.The Parent's Assistant
Discord: A guinea-hen, a peacock and a bluejay singing a trio.The Roycroft Dictionary
- a guinea fowl, esp a female
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