Definition of guinea

Definition of guinea
  1. guinea Noun A person of Italian descent.
  2. guinea Noun A gold coin originally worth twenty shillings and minted for use in England's trade with Africa; later (from 1717 until the adoption of decimal currency) standardised at a value of twenty-one shillings.
  3. guinea Noun A ground-foraging bird of Africa, of the family "Numididea". Domesticated strains include Pearl, White, Buff, Blue, Purple and Lavender. Also called guinea fowl.
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