guinea hen

guinea hen
noun Date: 1599 a female guinea fowl; broadly guinea fowl

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Guinea hen — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A gold coin of England… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guinea hen — n. 1. a female guinea fowl 2. any guinea fowl …   English World dictionary

  • guinea hen — noun 1. flesh of a guinea fowl (especially of hens) • Hypernyms: ↑poultry • Part Holonyms: ↑guinea fowl, ↑guinea, ↑Numida meleagris 2. female guinea fowl • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • guinea-hen —    obsolete    a prostitute    A pun on her fee and the common avian imagery:     Ere I would say, I would drown myself for the love of a guinea hen, I would change my humanity with a baboon. (Shakespeare, Othello) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • guinea hen — guin′ea hen n. 1) orn the female of the guinea fowl 2) orn any guinea fowl …   From formal English to slang

  • guinea hen — 1. the female of the guinea fowl. 2. any member of the guinea fowl family. [1570 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • guinea hen — /ˈgɪni hɛn/ (say ginee hen) noun 1. the female of the guineafowl. 2. any guineafowl …   Australian English dictionary

  • guinea-hen — n. See guinea fowl …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • guinea hen —   Kinihene …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • guinea-hen — …   Useful english dictionary

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