guinea

  1. a former British gold coin worth 21 chillings
  2. ethnic slur; offensive terms for a person of Italian descent
  3. a republic in eastern Africa on the Atlantic; formerly a French colony; achieved independence from France in 1958
  4. W 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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guinea

A British gold coin first struck under Charles II in 1663 and so called because some of the bullion gold used to make the first pieces was imported from Guinea by the Africa Company. The provenance mark of an elephant or elephant and castle was the Africa Company symbol, and is found on some of the coins. After some fluctuation, the value of the co …...

Guinea

[n] - a former British gold coin worth 21 shillings 2. [n] - a republic in eastern Africa on the Atlantic
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Guinea

21 shillings. Small gold coin. Rarely used. Term still used in horse racing and auctions.
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Guinea

21 shillings. Term still used in horse racing and auctions.
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Guinea

Name formerly applied to a large part of the west coast of Africa stretching from the Gambia to the Zaire rivers, and extending inland to the borders of western Sudan. The name came into use during...
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Guinea

Country in West Africa, bounded north by Senegal, northeast by Mali, southeast by Côte d'Ivoire, south by Liberia and Sierra Leone, west by the Atlantic Ocean,...
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guinea

English gold coin, notionally worth 21 shillings (£1.05). It has not been minted since 1817, when it was superseded by the gold sovereign, but was used until 1971 in billing professional fees....
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Guinea

Guin'ea (gĭn'e) noun 1. A district on the west coast of Africa (formerly noted for its export of gold and slaves) after which the Guinea fowl , Guinea grass , Guinea peach , etc., are named. 2. A gold coin of England current for twenty- one shillings sterli...
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guinea

1. A district on the west coast of Africa (formerly noted for its export of gold and slaves) after which the Guinea fowl, Guinea grass, Guinea peach, etc, are named. ... 2. A gold coin of England current for twenty-one shillings sterling, or about five dollars, but not coined since the issue of sovereigns in 1817. 'The guinea, so called from the Gu...
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Guinea

• (n.) A district on the west coast of Africa (formerly noted for its export of gold and slaves) after which the Guinea fowl, Guinea grass, Guinea peach, etc., are named. • (n.) A gold coin of England current for twenty-one shillings sterling, or about five dollars, but not coined since the issue of sovereigns in 1817.Guinea: words in the...
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guinea

(from the article `coin`) The modern coinage dates from the reign of Charles II. After issuing the old denomination of hammered money in the first two years of his reign, he ...
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Guinea

the forest and coastal areas of western Africa between the tropic of Cancer and the equator. Derived from the Berber word aguinaw, or gnawa, meaning ... [4 related articles]
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Guinea

country of western Africa. It is bordered by Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, and Mali to the north and east; by Côte d`Ivoire to the southeast; by Liberia ... [26 related articles]
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Guinea

Guinea is derogatory American slang for an Italian or a person of Italian descent.
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Guinea

Guinea (gin'ē) , an archaic term for the west coast of Africa. In its widest sense it has been applied to the region from Angola to Senegal. Parts of the region bore names originating in early colonial trade, notably Grain Coast, Ivory Coast (see Côte d'Ivoire), Gold Coast (see Ghana...
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Guinea

Guinea (gin'ē) , officially Republic of Guinea, republic (2005 est. pop. 9,468,000), 94,925 sq mi (245,856 sq km), W Africa. It is bounded on the north by Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, and Mali; on the east by the Côte d'Ivoire; on the south by Sierra Leone and Liberia; and on the west by ...
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Guinea

The Guinea was the first English gold coin, and was set at a value of 20 shillings when it was first struck, by the British government. Guineas were first minted in 1663 and later so named from the gold which came from the coast of Guinea and which was among the loot captured with 160 Dutch vessels in 1666. The value of the guinea was allowed to fl...
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Guinea

Country in West Africa, bounded north by Senegal, northeast by Mali, southeast by Côte d'Ivoire, south by Liberia and Sierra Leone, west by the Atlantic Ocean, and northwest by Guinea-Bissau. Government The 1991 constitution, amended in 1992, provides for a directly elected president, who is head of both state and government and serves...
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guinea

A British gold coin first struck under Charles II in 1663 and so named because some of the bullion gold used to make the first pieces was imported from Guinea by the Africa Company.
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Guinea

A coin first minted in 1696 and worth twenty-one shillings.
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guinea

monetary unit equal to 1 pound 1 shilling.( * see note)
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Guinea

[region] 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. ==History== Historically, the Guinea region was one of the first parts of sub-Saharan Africa to trade with Europeans. In 1478 (during the War of the Castilian Succ...
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Guinea

[British coin] The guinea is a coin that was minted in the Kingdom of England and later in the Kingdom of Great Britain and the United Kingdom between 1663 and 1814. It was the first English machine-struck gold coin, originally worth one pound sterling, equal to twenty shillings; but rises in the price of gold relative to silver caused the ...
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Guinea

| official_languages = French | languages_type = Vernacular languages | languages = {unbulleted list |Fula |Maninka |Susu} | demonym = Guinean | ethnic_groups = Guinea i, officially the Republic of Guinea (République de Guinée), is a country in West Africa. Formerly known as French Guinea (Guinée française), it is today sometimes called Guinea...
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