guinea hen


: a female guinea fowl
broadly : guinea fowl

Examples of guinea hen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Heritage Foods has 4- to 4.5-pound guinea hens raised by the Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch Network based in Kansas. D’Artagnan sells 2 to 3 pound hens from California. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, 13 Nov. 2023 Or casual eats like the Chinese-Cajun cracklin’ at Bywater Brew Pub in New Orleans and the curry noodle sandwich with crispy guinea hen skin at Rose’s in Durham, N.C. Richard Morgan, Washington Post, 21 Feb. 2023 The menu describes the baked good as a white Sonoran wheat pretzel served with guinea hen butter and Arizona honeycomb. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 15 Dec. 2022 Menu highlights include juniper and rosemary crusted lamb with gnocchi, grilled prime rib-eye, free range guinea hen, roasted kuri squash bisque with lobster and amaretto crumble, and pumpkin cheesecake. Dallas News, 3 Nov. 2022 As for the butter, it's rendered fat from guinea hen that Valentine sources from local Two Wash Ranch. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 15 Dec. 2022 Additional poultry options include turkey parts, guinea hen and ducks, with gravy, smoked ham and other festive meat products available for pre-order and delivery to much of the East Bay through Mercato. Janelle Bitker,, 12 Nov. 2020 Following Zeta, Porche recovered a missing guinea hen from the home of a neighbor, who recognized it as his pet and contacted him. Celeste Turner | Contributing Writer,, 5 Nov. 2020 The shop also carries eggs, chicken and guinea hens from Two Wash Ranch, as well as pork chops and sausages from Rancho Llano Seco. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, 1 Apr. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of guinea hen was in 1599

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“Guinea hen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

guinea hen

: guinea fowl
especially : a female guinea fowl
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