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3 definitions found
 for Guinea
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 current for twenty-one shillings
        sterling, or about five dollars, but not coined since the
        issue of sovereigns in 1817.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The guinea, so called from the Guinea gold out of
              which it
              was first struck, was proclaimed in 1663, and to go
              for twenty shillings; but it never went for less
              than twenty-one shillings.            --Pinkerton.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Guinea corn. (Bot.) See Durra.
  
     Guinea Current (Geog.), a current in the Atlantic Ocean
        setting southwardly into the Bay of Benin on the coast of
        Guinea.
  
     Guinea dropper one who cheats by dropping counterfeit
        guineas. [Obs.] --Gay.
  
     Guinea fowl, Guinea hen (Zool.), an African gallinaceous
        bird, of the genus Numida, allied to the pheasants. The
        common domesticated species ({Numida meleagris), has a
        colored fleshy horn on each aide of the head, and is of a
        dark gray color, variegated with small white spots. The
        crested Guinea fowl ({Numida cristata) is a finer
        species.
  
     Guinea grains (Bot.), grains of Paradise, or amomum. See
        Amomum.
  
     Guinea grass (Bot.), a tall strong forage grass ({Panicum
        jumentorum) introduced. from Africa into the West Indies
        and Southern United States.
  
     Guinea-hen flower (Bot.), a liliaceous flower ({Fritillaria
        Meleagris) with petals spotted like the feathers of the
        Guinea hen.
  
     Guinea peach. See under Peach.
  
     Guinea pepper (Bot.), the pods of the Xylopia aromatica,
        a tree of the order Anonace[ae], found in tropical West
        Africa. They are also sold under the name of Piper
        aethiopicum.
  
     Guinea plum (Bot.), the fruit of Parinarium excelsum, a
        large West African tree of the order Chrysobalane[ae],
        having a scarcely edible fruit somewhat resembling a plum,
        which is also called gray plum and rough-skin plum.
  
     Guinea worm (Zool.), a long and slender African nematoid
        worm ({Filaria Medinensis) of a white color. It lives in
        the cellular tissue of man, beneath the skin, and produces
        painful sores.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  guinea
      n 1: a former British gold coin worth 21 shillings
      2: (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent
         [syn: wop, dago, ginzo, Guinea, greaseball]
      3: a republic in western Africa on the Atlantic; formerly a
         French colony; achieved independence from France in 1958
         [syn: Guinea, Republic of Guinea, French Guinea]
      4: a west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white;
         native to Africa but raised for food in many parts of the
         world [syn: guinea fowl, guinea, Numida meleagris]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  53 Moby Thesaurus words for "guinea":
     bawbee, coin, crown, dollar, double eagle, doubloon, ducat, eagle,
     farthing, five-dollar gold piece, fiver, florin, fourpence,
     fourpenny, gold piece, groat, half crown, half dollar, half eagle,
     halfpenny, hard money, mag, meg, mite, moidore, monkey, napoleon,
     new pence, np, p, pence, penny, piece, piece of money,
     piece of silver, pony, pound, pound sovereign, quid, roll of coins,
     rouleau, shilling, sixpence, sovereign, specie,
     ten-dollar gold piece, tenner, threepence, threepenny bit,
     thrippence, tuppence, twenty-dollar gold piece, twopence
  
  

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