noun guin·ea \ˈgi-nē\

: an old British coin worth 21 shillings

Full Definition of GUINEA

:  an English gold coin issued from 1663 to 1813 and fixed in 1717 at 21 shillings
:  a unit of value equal to one pound and one shilling

Origin of GUINEA

Guinea, Africa, supposed source of the gold from which it was made
First Known Use: 1664

Other Monetary Terms

clad, legend, numismatic, obverse, reverse, scrip, series, specie


geographical name Guin·ea \ˈgi-nē\

Definition of GUINEA

region W Africa bordering on the Atlantic from Gambia (on N) to Angola (on S)
or formerly French Guinea republic W Africa bordering on the Atlantic; formerly a territory of French West Africa Conakry area 94,925 square miles (245,856 square kilometers), pop 10,058,000
Guin·ean \ˈgi-nē-ən\ adjective or noun

Variants of GUINEA

Guin·ea or French Gui·née \gē-ˈnā\
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