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Definition of Guinea


  1. A district on the west coast of Africa (formerly noted for its export of gold and slaves) after which the Guinea fowl, Guinea grass, Guinea peach, etc., are named.
  2. A gold coin of England current for twenty-one shillings sterling, or about five dollars, but not coined since the issue of sovereigns in 1817.

Guinea Quotations

All of us are guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.
Tennessee Williams

My last passport, I had North Korea, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Liberia, Guinea... I had, like, every war-torn country in there.
Shane Smith

What is sauce for the goose may be sauce for the gander but is not necessarily sauce for the chicken, the duck, the turkey or the guinea hen.
Alice B. Toklas

Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Every unwanted animal ends up on my farm: alpacas and horses and dogs and cats and chickens and ducks and parrots and fish and guinea pigs.
Salma Hayek
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Guinea Translations

guinea in Afrikaans is Guinee
guinea in Dutch is Guinea
guinea in Hungarian is 21 shilling
guinea in Spanish is guinea
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