Definition of 'guinea'
- a former British gold coin worth 21 shillings
- a republic in western Africa on the Atlantic; formerly a French colony; achieved independence from France in 1958
Synonyms: Republic of Guinea French Guinea
- a west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white; native to Africa but raised for food in many parts of the world
Synonyms: guinea fowl Numida meleagris