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 for Guinea corn
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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Indian \In"di*an\ (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus,
     the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu,
     name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus.
     Cf. Hindu.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. Of or pertaining to India proper; also to the East Indies,
        or, sometimes, to the West Indies.
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     2. Of or pertaining to the aborigines, or Indians, of
        America; as, Indian wars; the Indian tomahawk.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Made of maize or Indian corn; as, Indian corn, Indian
        meal, Indian bread, and the like. [U.S.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Indian+bay+(Bot.),+a+lauraceous+tree+({Persea+Indica">Indian bay (Bot.), a lauraceous tree ({Persea Indica).
  
     Indian bean (Bot.), a name of the catalpa.
  
     Indian berry. (Bot.) Same as Cocculus indicus.
  
     Indian bread. (Bot.) Same as Cassava.
  
     Indian club, a wooden club, which is swung by the hand for
        gymnastic exercise.
  
     Indian cordage, cordage made of the fibers of cocoanut
        husk.
  
     Indian cress (Bot.), nasturtium. See Nasturtium, 2.
  
     Indian cucumber (Bot.), a plant of the genus Medeola
        ({Medeola Virginica), a common in woods in the United
        States. The white rootstock has a taste like cucumbers.
  
     Indian currant (Bot.), a plant of the genus
        Symphoricarpus+({Symphoricarpus+vulgaris">Symphoricarpus ({Symphoricarpus vulgaris), bearing
        small red berries.
  
     Indian dye, the puccoon.
  
     Indian fig. (Bot.)
        (a) The banyan. See Banyan.
        (b) The prickly pear.
  
     Indian file, single file; arrangement of persons in a row
        following one after another, the usual way among Indians
        of traversing woods, especially when on the war path.
  
     Indian fire, a pyrotechnic composition of sulphur, niter,
        and realgar, burning with a brilliant white light.
  
     Indian grass (Bot.), a coarse, high grass ({Chrysopogon
        nutans), common in the southern portions of the United
        States; wood grass. --Gray.
  
     Indian hemp. (Bot.)
        (a) A plant of the genus Apocynum ({Apocynum
            cannabinum), having a milky juice, and a tough,
            fibrous bark, whence the name. The root it used in
            medicine and is both emetic and cathartic in
            properties.
        (b) The variety of common hemp ({Cannabis Indica), from
            which hasheesh is obtained.
  
     Indian mallow (Bot.), the velvet leaf ({Abutilon
        Avicenn[ae]). See Abutilon.
  
     Indian meal, ground corn or maize. [U.S.]
  
     Indian millet (Bot.), a tall annual grass ({Sorghum
        vulgare), having many varieties, among which are broom
        corn, Guinea corn, durra, and the Chinese sugar cane. It
        is called also Guinea corn. See Durra.
  
     Indian ox (Zool.), the zebu.
  
     Indian paint. See Bloodroot.
  
     Indian paper. See India paper, under India.
  
     Indian physic (Bot.), a plant of two species of the genus
        Gillenia+({Gillenia+trifoliata">Gillenia ({Gillenia trifoliata, and Gillenia
        stipulacea), common in the United States, the roots of
        which are used in medicine as a mild emetic; -- called
        also American ipecac, and bowman's root. --Gray.
  
     Indian pink. (Bot.)
        (a) The Cypress vine ({Ipom[oe]a Quamoclit); -- so called
            in the West Indies.
        (b) See China pink, under China.
  
     Indian pipe (Bot.), a low, fleshy herb ({Monotropa
        uniflora), growing in clusters in dark woods, and having
        scalelike leaves, and a solitary nodding flower. The whole
        plant is waxy white, but turns black in drying.
  
     Indian plantain (Bot.), a name given to several species of
        the genus Cacalia, tall herbs with composite white
        flowers, common through the United States in rich woods.
        --Gray.
  
     Indian poke (Bot.), a plant usually known as the white
        hellebore ({Veratrum viride}).
  
     Indian pudding, a pudding of which the chief ingredients
        are Indian meal, milk, and molasses.
  
     Indian purple.
        (a) A dull purple color.
        (b) The pigment of the same name, intensely blue and
            black.
  
     Indian red.
        (a) A purplish red earth or pigment composed of a silicate
            of iron and alumina, with magnesia. It comes from the
            Persian Gulf. Called also Persian red.
        (b) See Almagra.
  
     Indian rice (Bot.), a reedlike water grass. See Rice.
  
     Indian shot (Bot.), a plant of the genus Canna ({Canna
        Indica). The hard black seeds are as large as swan shot.
        See Canna.
  
     Indian summer, in the United States, a period of warm and
        pleasant weather occurring late in autumn. See under
        Summer.
  
     Indian tobacco (Bot.), a species of Lobelia. See
        Lobelia.
  
     Indian turnip (Bot.), an American plant of the genus
        Aris[ae]ma. Aris[ae]ma triphyllum has a wrinkled
        farinaceous root resembling a small turnip, but with a
        very acrid juice. See Jack in the Pulpit, and
        Wake-robin.
  
     Indian wheat, maize or Indian corn.
  
     Indian yellow.
        (a) An intense rich yellow color, deeper than gamboge but
            less pure than cadmium.
        (b) See Euxanthin.
            [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Durra \Dur"ra\, n. [Ar. dhorra.] (Bot.)
     A kind of millet, cultivated throughout Asia, and introduced
     into the south of Europe; a variety of Sorghum vulgare; --
     called also Indian millet, and Guinea corn. [Written also
     dhoorra, dhurra, doura, etc.]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Guinea corn
      n 1: sorghums of dry regions of Asia and North Africa [syn:
           durra, doura, dourah, Egyptian corn, Indian
           millet, Guinea corn]

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