guinea

noun guin·ea \ ˈgi-nē \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of guinea

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

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Origin and Etymology of guinea

Guinea, Africa, supposed source of the gold from which it was made

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Guinea

geographical name Guin·ea \ ˈgi-nē \
variants: or French Guinée play \gē-ˈnā\

Definition of Guinea

1 region of western Africa bordering on the Atlantic from Gambia (on the north) to Angola (on the south)
2 or formerly French Guinea republic in western Africa bordering on the Atlantic; formerly a territory of French West Africa; capital Conakry area 94,925 square miles (245,856 square kilometers), population 10,629,000

Guinean

play \ˈgi-nē-ən\ adjective or noun

GUINEA Defined for English Language Learners

guinea

noun

Definition of guinea for English Language Learners

  • : an old British coin worth 21 shillings


GUINEA Defined for Kids

guinea

noun guin·ea \ ˈgi-nē \

Definition of guinea for Students

: an old British gold coin

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