HyperDic: guinea

English > 4 senses of the word guinea / Guinea:
NOUNpossessionguineaa former British gold coin worth 21 shillings
person Guinea, wop, dago, ginzo, greaseball(ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent
locationGuinea, Republic of Guinea, French Guineaa republic in western Africa on the Atlantic
animalguinea, guinea fowl, Numida meleagrisa west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white
guinea / Guinea > pronunciation
Soundsgih'niy
Rhymesabalone ... Zuni: 221 rhymes with niy...
English > guinea: 4 senses > noun 1, possession
MeaningA former British gold coin worth 21 shillings.
BroadercoinA flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
Spanishguinea
Catalanguinea
English > Guinea: 4 senses > noun 2, person
Meaning(ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent.
Synonymswop, dago, ginzo, greaseball
BroaderItalianA native or inhabitant of Italy
Usage ofdisparagement, depreciation, derogationA communication that belittles somebody or something
ethnic slurA slur on someone's race or language
slang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacularA characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
Spanishdago, ginzo, wop
Catalandago, ginzo, wop
English > Guinea: 4 senses > noun 3, location
MeaningA republic in western Africa on the Atlantic; formerly a French colony; achieved independence from France in 1958.
SynonymsRepublic of Guinea, French Guinea
Instance ofAfrican country, African nationAny one of the countries occupying the African continent
MembersGuineanA native or inhabitant of Guinea
Part ofAfricaThe second largest continent
PartsConakry, Konakri, capital of GuineaA port and the capital of Guinea
Niger, Niger RiverAn African river
SpanishGuinea francesa, Guinea
CatalanGuinea francesa, Guinea, República de Guinea
AdjectivesGuineanof or relating to or characteristic of Guinea or its inhabitants
English > guinea: 4 senses > noun 4, animal
MeaningA west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white; native to Africa but raised for food in many parts of the world.
Synonymsguinea fowl, Numida meleagris
Member ofNumida, genus Numidaguinea fowl
Partsguinea henflesh of a guinea fowl (especially of hens)
Narrowerguinea henfemale guinea fowl
Broaderdomestic fowl, fowl, poultryA domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
Spanishgallina de Guinea, guinea, pintada
Catalangallina de guinea, Numida meleagris, pintada

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