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guinea hen

  1. the female of the guinea fowl.
  2. any member of the guinea fowl family.
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Origin of guinea hen

First recorded in 1570–80
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Examples from the Web for guinea hen

Historical Examples of 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.

  • 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

    Maria Edgeworth

  • Discord: A guinea-hen, a peacock and a bluejay singing a trio.

British Dictionary definitions for guinea hen

guinea hen

  1. a guinea fowl, esp a female
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