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guinea

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noun guin·ea \ˈgi-nē\

Simple Definition of guinea

  • : an old British coin worth 21 shillings

Full Definition of guinea

  1. 1 :  an English gold coin issued from 1663 to 1813 and fixed in 1717 at 21 shillings

  2. 2 :  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

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Guinea

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geographical name Guin·ea \ˈgi-nē\

Definition of Guinea

  1. 1 region W Africa bordering on the Atlantic from Gambia (on N) to Angola (on S)

  2. 2 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 play \ˈgi-nē-ən\ adjective or noun


Variants of guinea

or French Gui·née play \gē-ˈnā\

GUINEA Defined for Kids

guinea

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noun guin·ea \ˈgi-nē\

Definition of guinea

  1. :  an old British gold coin




Guinea

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geographical name Guin·ea \ˈgi-nē\

Definition of Guinea

  1. country W Africa N of Sierra Leone & Liberia; capital, Conakry




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