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Definition of the noun guinea

What does guinea mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • guinea: guineas
  • Guinea: -

  1. a former British gold coin worth 21 shillings
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic word: coin = a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
  2. (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent
  3. a west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white; native to Africa but raised for food in many parts of the world

Alternative definition of the noun guinea


  1. [US, slang, pejorative] A person of Italian descent.
  2. [British] A gold coin originally worth twenty shillings and minted for use in England's trade with Africa; later (from 1717 until the adoption of decimal currency) standardised at a value of twenty-one shillings.
  3. A ground-foraging bird of Africa, of the family Numididea. Domesticated strains include Pearl, White, Buff, Blue, Purple and Lavender. Also called guinea fowl.


  1. Guinea, officially the Republic of Guinea, is a country in West Africa. Formerly known as French Guinea, it is today sometimes called Guinea-Conakry to distinguish it from its neighbour Guinea-Bissau and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. Guinea has a population of 10.5 million and an area of 245,860 square kilometres.
  2. Guinea is a traditional name for the region of Africa that lies along the Gulf of Guinea. It stretches north through the forested tropical regions and ends at the Sahel.
    • also known as 几内亚
  3. Guinea a.k.a. Guinea, Virginia: Guinea is an unincorporated community in Caroline County, Virginia, United States. Guinea is 8.5 miles northwest of Bowling Green. The modern spelling of the name has been altered from the earlier "Guiney" or "Guiney's", so called after an old Caroline County family, the Guineys. The location is notable as being the place where Confederate General Stonewall Jackson died on May 10, 1863.

There are other places with in their name, like New Guinea, Guinea Grass, Nueva Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Current, Spanish Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Portuguese Guinea, New Guinea Highlands, Alcatraz Island Guinea, Guinea-Bissau National Arts institute, Independent State of Papua New Guinea.


Who is Guinea?

Guinea a.k.a. Marshall Applewhite: Marshall Herff Applewhite, Jr., also known as "Bo" and "Do", among other names, was an American cult leader who founded what became known as the Heaven's Gate religious group and organized their mass suicide in 1997. It was the largest mass suicide to occur in the United States, claiming the lives of thirty-nine people.


  1. "Guinea" is a book by Margaret Binns.
  2. "Guinea" is a book by Claude Rivière.
    • also known as "Guinea: the mobilization of a people"
  3. "Guinea" is a book by Joachim Voss.
  4. "Guinea" is a book by Frederick Quinn.
    • also known as "Guinea: a pre-election assessment report, February 16, 1992"

Phrases with Guinea

  1. Guinea Ant
  2. guinea hen
  3. guinea pig
  4. Guinea Yam
  5. Guinea-Pig
  6. guinea corn
  7. guinea fowl
  8. guinea gold
  9. guinea keet
  10. guinea worm
  11. Guinea-Fowl
  12. Guinea-Worm
  13. Guinea Guava
  14. Guinea Cerith
  15. guinea flower
  16. Guinea Gerbil
  17. guinea grains
  18. guinea pepper
  19. Guinea Shrimp
  20. new guinea

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Guinea

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Google previewInternational Education (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Issues and Systems by Daniel Ness, Chia-Ling Lin

Equatorial Guinea is a small country on the west coast of Africa, along the Atlantic Ocean. It became independent from Spain...

At present, after Nigeria and Angola, Equatorial Guinea is the third-largest exporter ...

Google previewBirds of New Guinea (2016)

Distribution, Taxonomy, and Systematics by Bruce M. Beehler, Thane K. Pratt

Among tropical islands, New Guinea is the largest and highest (it is larger and substantially higher than either...

New Guinea is the geographic hub of the southwest Pacific—situated at the heart of an array of tropical island arcs that are home ...

Google previewThe Human Mosaic, A Cultural Approach to Human Geography (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Guinea is a traditional name for the region of Africa that lies along the Gulf of Guinea. It stretches north through the forested tropical regions and ends at the Sahel. New Guinea is the world's second largest island, after Greenland, covering a ...

Google previewConstitutions of Nations (1985)

by Amos J. Peaslee

SUMMARY INTERNATIONAL STATUS Papua New Guinea is a member of the United Nations (October 10, 1975). It is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and of other international governmental organizations. Papua New Guinea ...

Google previewHandbook of Markets and Economies (2005)

East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand by Anthony Pecotich, Clifford J. Shultz, 2nd

CONCLUSION Papua New Guinea is a different place, a place where highly evolved societies have been dragged into economic modernity by colonial powers and then by the expectations of the development community. The people ...

Google previewPower and Choice, An Introduction to Political Science (2016)

Political science, Political science by CTI Reviews

New Guinea: New Guinea is the world's second largest island, after Greenland, covering a land area of 786,000 km2. Located in the southwest Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Malay Archipelago, with which it is sometimes included as ...

Google previewLobela (2015)

by Justo Bolekia Boleka

about Equatorial Guinea is that it is the only country in Africa south of the Sahara where Spanish is an official language. As a matter of fact one could say that Spanish is the lingua franca; most, if not all Equatorial Guineans speak it, it is the ...

Google previewAdvancing the Human Rights of Women (1997)

Using International Human Rights Standards in Domestic Litigation by Andrew Byrnes, Jane Frances Connors, Lum Bik

WOMEN'S HUMAN RIGHTS: INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL STANDARDS — THE PAPUA NEW GUINEA EXPERIENCE Justice Tracy Doherty Supreme Court and National Court, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea is a party to ...

Google previewFighting Words (2003)

Language Policy and Ethnic Relations in Asia by Michael Edward Brown

May Papua New Guinea is the most linguistically diverse country on earth. Its roughly 4 million people speak more than 850 separate languages, around 15 percent of the world's stock. In the words of linguist Stephen Wurm, this makes ...

Google previewThe Asian Economy and Asian Money (2009)

by Manoranjan Dutta

Though Fiji is an exception where Christians constitute just over 50 percent of the population and as many as 34 percent subscribe to Hinduism, Papua New Guinea is the ordinary case in the region where two-thirds of the population ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of British Poetry (2015)

by Robert R. Watson

as the title poem for Guinea ...

Google previewA Political and Economic Dictionary of Africa (2013)

by David Seddon

French Guinea was the second West African state to gain independence (after the Gold Coastbecame Ghanain 1957). It had been a part of the great colonialterritory ofFrench West Africa and, after the Second World War, one of the many ...


GUINEA PEPPER stretch of coastline, commencing from the north, are as follows : the French colony of Senegal, the English settlements on the Gambia, the Portuguese territory of Bissao or Bissajos, the coastal fringe before ...

Google previewDictionary of Banking and Finance (2009)

Over 9,000 terms clearly defined by Bloomsbury Publishing

Country Currency Djibouti Djibouti franc Dominica East Caribbean dollar Dominican RepublicDominican peso East Timor Dollar Ecuador US Dollars Egypt Egyptian pound El Salvador US Dollars Equatorial Guinea CFA franc Estonia Kroon ...

Google previewWebster's II New Riverside Desk Dictionary (1995)

For Home, School, Office by Daniel Webster

" tsii Subdivision Afghanistan afgham pul Greece drachma lepton Albania lek qumtar Grenada dollar cent Algeria dinar centime Guatemala quetzal centavo Andorra franc centime Guinea syli cory ...

Google previewInternational encyclopedia of adolescence (2007)

A-J, index by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

Background Information Guinea, a former French colony, is situated in sub- Saharan Africa. Its surface area is 247,857 square kilometers. Guinea is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Coˆte d'Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Senegal, Mali, Sierra-Leone, ...

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Guinea Daylings

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Quotes about Guinea

I am the only guinea pig I have. (R. Buckminster Fuller)
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Scrabble value of G2U1I1N1E1A1

The value of this 6-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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