A relative to the chicken and partridge, the female (hen) makes better eating than the male. The taste has been described as 'pleasantly gamey.' Guinea fowl were raised and eaten by the Greeks and Romans.
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[n] - W African bird having dark plumage mottled with white
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guinea noun a west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white; native to Africa but raised for food in many parts of the world
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any of a family, Numididae (order Galliformes), of African birds that are alternatively placed by some authorities in the pheasant family, ... [3 related articles]
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guinea fowl (gin'ē) , common name for any of the seven species of gallinaceous birds of the family Numididae, native to Africa and Madagascar. The helmeted guinea fowl, Numida meleagris, from which the domesticated strains are descended, is typical of the family, with its bare head and nec...
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Any of a group of chickenlike African birds, including the helmet guinea fowl (Numida meleagris), which has a horny growth on the head, white-spotted feathers, and fleshy cheek wattles (loose folds of skin). It is the ancestor of the domestic guinea fowl. Guinea fowl are mostly gregarious gro...
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The Guinea-fowl (pintado) is a genus of gallinaceous birds of the family Phasianidae (the pheasants). They are originally natives of Africa. The common guinea-fowl (Numida meleagris), now well known as a domestic fowl, has a grey slate-coloured plumage varied with round white spots. It is about the ...
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The guineafowl (l; sometimes called guineahen) are a family of birds in the Galliformes order, although some authorities (for example the American Ornithologists` Union) include the guineafowl as a subfamily, Numidinae, of the family Phasianidae. The guineafowl are native to Africa, but the Helmete...
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