any of a family (Numididae) of gallinaceous African birds with a featherless head, rounded body, and dark feathers spotted with white, esp. the widespread domesticated species (Numida meleagris)
Origin of guinea fowlorigin, originally imported from Guinea
Any of several pheasantlike birds of the family Numididae native to Africa, especially a widely domesticated species (Numida meleagris) having blackish plumage marked with many small white spots. Also called guinea hen.
Origin of guinea fowlAfter the Guinea, coast of Africa.
(plural guinea fowls)
- attributive form of guinea fowl, noun.