Guinea-fowl meaning

gĭnē-foul
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.
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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.
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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)
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Any of several African birds of the family Numididae (6 species) resembling partridges.
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Attributive form of guinea fowl, noun.

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Origin of guinea-fowl

  • After the Guinea coast of Africa

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • After the Guinea coast of Africa

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition