guinea fowl

or guin·ea·fowl

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noun

any of several African, gallinaceous birds of the subfamily Numidinae, especially a common species, Numida meleagris, that has a bony casque on the head and dark gray plumage spotted with white and that is now domesticated and raised for its flesh and eggs.

Nearby words

  1. guimpe,
  2. guin.,
  3. guinea,
  4. guinea corn,
  5. guinea current,
  6. guinea grains,
  7. guinea grass,
  8. guinea hen,
  9. guinea pepper,
  10. guinea pig

Origin of guinea fowl

First recorded in 1645–55

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guinea fowl

guinea

noun

any gallinaceous bird, esp Numida meleagris, of the family Numididae of Africa and SW Asia, having a dark plumage mottled with white, a naked head and neck, and a heavy rounded body
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