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a. A gold coin issued in England from 1663 to 1813 and worth one pound and one shilling.
b. The sum of one pound and one shilling.
2. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a person of Italian birth or descent.
[After the Guineacoast of Africa, the source of the gold from which it was first made.]
1. A historical region of western and equatorial Africa extending along the coast from Gambia to Angola. Sections of the area from the Bight of Benin westward were known to early traders as the Slave, Gold, Ivory, and Grain Coasts.
2. A country of western Africa on the Atlantic Ocean. Inhabited by Fulani, Malinke, and Susu peoples, parts of present-day Guinea belonged to the medieval kingdom of Ghana and later to the Mali Empire. Explored by the Portuguese in the 1400s, it came under French control in the 1800s, becoming a part of French West Africa in 1895. Guinea gained its independence in 1958. Conakry is the capital and the largest city.
Guin′e·an adj. & n.
(Physical Geography) of or relating to Guinea or its inhabitants
(Physical Geography) a native or inhabitant of Guinea
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|Noun||1.||Guinean - a native or inhabitant of Guinea |
French Guinea, Republic of Guinea, Guinea - a republic in western Africa on the Atlantic; formerly a French colony; achieved independence from France in 1958
African - a native or inhabitant of Africa
|Adj.||1.||Guinean - of or relating to or characteristic of Guinea or its inhabitants; "Guinean borders"|