What is another word for guinea?

Pronunciation: [ɡˈɪni] (IPA)

Guinea is a word that has multiple meanings and can be used in different contexts. As a noun, it can refer to a small domesticated rodent or a West African country. In other contexts, it may describe a gold coin, a unit of currency, or a type of fowl. There are a variety of synonyms for the word guinea depending on its use. For example, instead of using the word guinea pig, one could use the terms cavy or domesticated rodent. For the country in West Africa, alternative synonyms include Guinea-Conakry or Republic of Guinea. In regards to the gold coin or currency, the word guinea was once commonly used in England during the 17th and 18th centuries but has since been replaced by modern currency units. Other synonyms for this usage include pound, shilling, and pence.

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Usage examples for Guinea

In the ravine Mea was already engaged in cutting the thorns for a zareba, while Nell, picking with her little fingers the last guinea-fowl, asked: Did you whistle for Saba?
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
But he felt the effect of lack of sleep so much and his thoughts were so occupied with the little girl's illness that a whole flock of guinea-fowl passed close by him in a trot, one after another, bound for the watering place, and he did not observe them at all.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
Well, we was cruisin' around the guinea coast, and one day I went on shore to look about and got separated from the other fellows, and all to once got so tangled up in the jungle that I didn't know which way to go nor nothing.
"The Hilltop Boys on Lost Island"
Cyril Burleigh

Famous quotes with Guinea

  • To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun, and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes.
    William Blake
  • I argued that the Bush administration, and the Coalition officials more recently, didn't understand Iraqi society. They thought it was a blank slate, that they could use Iraqis as guinea pigs.
    Juan Cole
  • I was a guinea pig for some hoodlums who thought they could hurt me and frighten me and keep other Negro entertainers from the South.
    Nat King Cole
  • I think we were the first picture to cut on Final Cut Pro. So we were the guinea pigs, because we got a deal on the system. But with that comes all sorts of technological problems I couldn't begin to describe.
    Griffin Dunne
  • The labs were happy that I was brave enough to attempt to program it and the $5 million computer was left entirely to my use. I was their human guinea pig.
    Philip Emeagwali

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