guinea hen

noun

Definition of guinea hen 

: a female guinea fowl broadly : guinea fowl

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By 2016 their brood had grown to include 10 cattle, three goats, chickens, ducks, geese, a guinea hen and a baby son. William D. Cohan, New York Times, "Bringing Down a Media Empire," 27 Feb. 2018 The chef, Matt Griffin, has created an American menu with several raw seafood starters, followed by simpler options like a fish sandwich with coleslaw, and spaghetti with clams, and a more demanding roast guinea hen. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Simon & the Whale Opens in the Freehand New York," 30 Jan. 2018 Before long, the president had invited him to an intimate dinner of a ravioli appetizer, guinea hen entree, and, for dessert, fruit compote. Matt Viser, BostonGlobe.com, "Alan Dershowitz emerges as key Trump whisperer with criticism of Mueller," 11 Apr. 2018 For a course of foie gras and guinea hen terrine, Josh MacGregor of DB Bistro Moderne picked two Mosel rieslings from the Wehlener Sonnenuhr vineyard, a 2015 Dr. Loosen spätlese and a 2007 J.J. Prüm kabinett. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "Five Common Wine Myths, Debunked," 12 Oct. 2017 In addition to farming olives, fruits, vegetables and various nuts and legumes, the pastures will be home to nine different species of cows, five different kinds of sheep and various breeds of goats as well as rabbits, geese and guinea hens. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Eat Chic: Eataly Is Opening An Italian Food Theme Park in Bologna," 21 Nov. 2016

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1599, in the meaning defined above

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guinea hen

noun

English Language Learners Definition of guinea hen

: a female guinea fowl

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