guinea fowl

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guinea fowl

or 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.]

guinea fowl



(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

guin′ea fowl`

or guin′ea•fowl`,

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guinea fowl - a west African bird having dark plumage mottled with whiteguinea 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
genus Numida, Numida - guinea fowl
guinea hen - female guinea fowl
guinea hen - flesh of a guinea fowl (especially of hens)

guinea fowl

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A stately squadron of snowy geese were riding in an adjoining pond, convoying whole fleets of ducks; regiments of turkeys were gobbling through the farmyard, and Guinea fowls fretting about it, like ill-tempered housewives, with their peevish, discontented cry.
Then, what's this I see but a couple of guinea fowl bustling towards me, whistling what I take to be a "Go away, why don't you
In recognition of their shipping source, Europeans called guinea fowl "Turkey fowl.
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Although "birds" in that part of the South were universally understood to mean quail, technically, the old man hadn't lied when he said Rex was the "finest bird finder in the county"--as long as the birds were guinea fowl and he could see them.
QI'm keen to try guinea fowl as I hear a lot about it.
Breast of Guinea Fowl, Parsnip Puree, Savoy Cabbage with Bacon, Samosa of Leg INGREDIENTS * Guinea Fowl * Parsnips * Savoy Cabbage * Bacon * Filo Pastry * Butter * Cream * Duck fat * Carrot * Onion * Leek * Thyme METHOD * Ask your butcher to remove legs and breasts of guinea fowl and reserve the carcass.
The vulturine guinea fowl we started out on is neither for the slow of foot, nor the faint of heart.
Divide noodles among bowls, serve fish on top, its juices spooned over, sprinkled with peanuts, coriander, chilli vinegar and lime wedges Pressed duck, guinea fowl and apricot terrine with a port redcurrant essence (for 6) ingredients 4 medium sized duck breasts 4 guinea fowl breasts 8 slices parma ham 100g apricots 1 litre chicken stock 25ml white wine 50ml port 100g redcurrant jelly zest of 1 orange mixed salad leaves method?
It includes starters such as game pt and mains including breast of guinea fowl, British partridge and wild Scottish venison.
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The lazy guinea fowl lives in a tree and drops a pile of poo outside the entrance of the chook pen.