guinea fowl

noun

Definition of guinea fowl 

: an African bird (Numida meleagris) related to the pheasants, raised for food in many parts of the world, and marked by a bare neck and head and slaty plumage speckled with white broadly : any of several related birds

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The beautiful, modern winery has an extensive outdoor patio overlooking the vineyard and natural farm, manned by two hard-working Great Pyrenees dogs who keep the deer away and by a flock of guinea fowl who gobble up the bugs. Emily Spicer, San Antonio Express-News, "The top 10 Hill Country Wineries," 4 June 2018 The beautiful, modern winery has an extensive outdoor patio overlooking the vineyard and natural farm, manned by two hard-working Great Pyrenees dogs who keep the deer away and by a flock of guinea fowl who gobble up the bugs. Emily Spicer, San Antonio Express-News, "The top 10 Hill Country Wineries," 4 June 2018 The beautiful, modern winery has an extensive outdoor patio overlooking the vineyard and natural farm, manned by two hard-working Great Pyrenees dogs who keep the deer away and by a flock of guinea fowl who gobble up the bugs. Emily Spicer, San Antonio Express-News, "The top 10 Hill Country Wineries," 4 June 2018 The beautiful, modern winery has an extensive outdoor patio overlooking the vineyard and natural farm, manned by two hard-working Great Pyrenees dogs who keep the deer away and by a flock of guinea fowl who gobble up the bugs. Emily Spicer, San Antonio Express-News, "The top 10 Hill Country Wineries," 4 June 2018 The beautiful, modern winery has an extensive outdoor patio overlooking the vineyard and natural farm, manned by two hard-working Great Pyrenees dogs who keep the deer away and by a flock of guinea fowl who gobble up the bugs. Emily Spicer, San Antonio Express-News, "The top 10 Hill Country Wineries," 4 June 2018 The beautiful, modern winery has an extensive outdoor patio overlooking the vineyard and natural farm, manned by two hard-working Great Pyrenees dogs who keep the deer away and by a flock of guinea fowl who gobble up the bugs. Emily Spicer, San Antonio Express-News, "The top 10 Hill Country Wineries," 4 June 2018 The first piece to catch my eye is in Mulberry Mongoose’s African Bush Collection, a line comprised of statement necklaces made from guinea fowl feathers. National Geographic, "These Artists Are Making Jewelry to Help Protect Their Country's Wildlife," 17 May 2018 The beautiful, modern winery has an extensive outdoor patio overlooking the vineyard and natural farm, manned by two hard-working Great Pyrenees dogs who keep the deer away and by a flock of guinea fowl who gobble up the bugs. Emily Spicer, San Antonio Express-News, "The top 10 Hill Country Wineries," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of guinea fowl

1749, in the meaning defined above

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guinea fowl

noun

English Language Learners Definition of guinea fowl

: a gray-and-white spotted bird that is commonly raised for food

guinea fowl

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Kids Definition of guinea fowl

: a dark gray African bird that is sometimes raised for food

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