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guinea British & World English

The sum of £1.05 (21 shillings in pre-decimal currency), now used mainly for determining professional fees and auction prices

Guinea British & World English

A country on the west coast of Africa; population 10,058,000 (est. 2009); languages, French (official), Fulani, Susu, Malinke, and others; capital, Conakry

Guinea New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

country on the west coast of Africa

guinea New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

sum of £1.05 (21 shillings), used especially for professional fees

Guinea–Bissau New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

country on the west coast of Africa

Guinea, Gulf of British & World English

A large inlet of the Atlantic Ocean bordering on the southern coast of West Africa

guinea fowl British & World English

A large African game bird with slate-coloured, white-spotted plumage and a loud call. It is sometimes domesticated

guinea hen British & World English

A guinea fowl, especially a female one

guinea pig British & World English

A domesticated tailless South American cavy, originally raised for food. It no longer occurs in the wild and is now typically kept as a pet or for laboratory research

guinea worm British & World English

A very long parasitic nematode worm which lives under the skin of infected humans and other mammals in rural Africa and Asia

New Guinea British & World English

An island in the western South Pacific, off the north coast of Australia, the second-largest island in the world (following Greenland). It is divided into two parts; the western half comprises the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua, the eastern half forms part of Papua New Guinea

New Guinea New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

island in the South Pacific, divided between Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya

Guinea-Bissau British & World English

A country on the west coast of Africa, between Senegal and Guinea; population 1,534,000 (est. 2009); languages, Portuguese (official), West African languages, Creoles; capital, Bissau

spade guinea British & World English

A guinea of George III’s reign with a spade-shaped shield on the reverse

Equatorial Guinea British & World English

A small country of West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea, comprising several offshore islands and a coastal settlement between Cameroon and Gabon; population 633,400 (est. 2009); languages, Spanish (official), local Niger-Congo languages, pidgin; capital, Malabo (on the island of Bioko). Formerly a Spanish colony, the country became fully independent in 1968. It is the only independent Spanish-speaking state in the continent of Africa

Dutch New Guinea British & World English

Former name (until 1963) for Papua111.

Papua New Guinea British & World English

A country in the western Pacific comprising the eastern half of the island of New Guinea together with some neighbouring islands; population 5,940,800 (est. 2009); languages, English (official), Tok Pisin, and several hundred native Austronesian and Papuan languages; capital, Port Moresby

Papua New Guinea New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

country comprising half of New Guinea and some neighbouring islands

helmeted guinea fowl in guinea fowl British & World English

A large African game bird with slate-coloured, white-spotted plumage and a loud call. It is sometimes domesticated


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