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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First Known Use of guinea fowl

1749


GUINEA FOWL Defined for English Language Learners

guinea fowl

noun

Definition of guinea fowl for English Language Learners

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


GUINEA FOWL Defined for Kids

guinea fowl

noun

Definition of guinea fowl for Students

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


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