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English noun: guinea

1. guinea (possession) a former British gold coin worth 21 shillings


Broader (hypernym)coin

2. Guinea (person) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent


Synonymsdago, ginzo, greaseball, wop


Broader (hypernym)Italian


Domain usageargot, cant, depreciation, derogation, disparagement, ethnic slur, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular

3. Guinea (location) a republic in western Africa on the Atlantic; formerly a French colony; achieved independence from France in 1958


SynonymsFrench Guinea, Republic of Guinea


Instance hypernymAfrican country, African nation


Part holonymcapital of Guinea, Conakry, Konakri, Niger, Niger River


Part meronymAfrica


Member holonymGuinean

4. guinea (animal) a 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


Broader (hypernym)domestic fowl, fowl, poultry


Narrower (hyponym)guinea hen


Part holonymguinea hen


Member meronymgenus Numida, Numida









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