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What does "Guinea" mean?

Definition

(n.) 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 (n.) 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


Synonyms guinea fowl, numida meleagris, french guinea


Word Family guineas