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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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