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Meaning of guinea fowl

guin'ea fowl"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any of several African, gallinaceous birds of the subfamily Numidinae, esp. a common species, Numida meleagris, that has a bony casque on the head and dark gray plumage spotted with white and that is now domesticated and raised for its flesh and eggs.
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