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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On the menu are locally-sourced produce heavily inspired by game, including this selection of dishes - game terrine with homemade chutney and artisan bread; breast of guinea fowl with dauphinoise potato and mushroom/bacon sauce; beer battered fresh codling; Aberdeen Angus steak burger; and belly pork with black pudding mash.
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Supply and delivery of animal feed including: whole foods and food supplements containing fodder, mixtures and reconstituted vitamin compounds (granules, croquettes and flakes) cereals (wheat, barley, oats), bran, alfalfa, straw, hay, corn, pasta, mixtures, oyster shells, salt blocks, minerals, or the like, for the following animal families: horse and other equines game - poultry (farmyard, turkey, guinea fowl, duck, pheasant, partridge, etc.
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