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Definition of "guinea fowl" [guinea fowl]

  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "guinea fowl" in a sentence
  • "There were the brown eagles that came to feed on the worms so that eagles were as common as chickens and eagles wearing long brown trousers of feathers and other whiteheaded eagles walked together with the guinea fowl busily eating the worms."
Words like "guinea fowl"
black guineafowl
crested guineafowl
domestic fowl focaccia
fowl guinea hen
helmeted guineafowl
plumed guineafowl
vulturine guineafowl
white-breasted guineafowl