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Definition of "guinea-hen" [guinea-hen]

  • Same as guinea-fowl. (noun)
  • A courtezan. (noun)
  • A species of fritillary, Fritillaria Meleagris, the petals of which are spotted like the guinea-fowl. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "guinea-hen" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Morris's grand group number in "The Hard Nut" is framed within Adrianne Lobel's inky darkness, outlined by sharp, white, pin-stripe edges and backed by a speckled expanse that suggests both the chill of a nighttime snowfall and the decorative pattern of guinea-hen feathers."
  • "Ere I would say, I would drown myself for the love of a guinea-hen, I would change my humanity with a baboon."
  • "Lewis had some fowls, and among them was a particularly pestiferous guinea-hen that used to get up at three in the morning and go around making the kind of a noise that a guinea-hen must like and is willing to get up early to hear."