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guinea fowlor guin·ea·fowl (gĭn′ē-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. Also called guinea hen.
[After the Guinea coast of Africa.]
(Animals) any gallinaceous bird, esp Numida meleagris, of the family Numididae of Africa and SW Asia, having a dark plumage mottled with white, a naked head and neck, and a heavy rounded body
any of various large, plump gallinaceous birds of the family Numididae, orig. of Africa, esp. the domesticated species Numida meleagris, having spotted gray plumage and a bony casque on the head.
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|Noun||1.||guinea fowl - a west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white; native to Africa but raised for food in many parts of the world|
domestic fowl, fowl, poultry - a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
guinea hen - female guinea fowl
guinea hen - flesh of a guinea fowl (especially of hens)