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guinea hen

noun
1.
the female of the guinea fowl.
2.
any member of the guinea fowl family.
Origin of guinea hen
1570-1580
1570-80
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  • Sometimes, however, a guinea hen will provide for the young chicken, and many lives have been saved in this way.

    A Guest at the Ludlow and Other Stories Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
  • The constable drove on, talking on, garrulous as a guinea hen.

    The Escape of Mr. Trimm Irvin S. Cobb
  • The guinea hen is none other than our most illustrious society lady.

  • I thought she'd be a hatchet-faced female with a voice like a guinea hen.

  • The male guinea fowl is called a guinea cock; the female, a guinea hen; the young, guinea chickens.

    Our Domestic Birds John H. Robinson
  • "I hadn't realized you were so critical about your guinea hen," she acknowledged.

    Cytherea Joseph Hergesheimer
  • Partridge or guinea hen must have two sauce boats—presented on one tray—browned bread-crumbs in one, and cream sauce in the other.

    Etiquette Emily Post
  • Because of her he attends the silly five o'clock function at the guinea hen's, and is involved in a prize fight.

  • The roasting of the guinea hen would require thirty minutes the waiter warned them, but Bassett made no objection.

    A Hoosier Chronicle Meredith Nicholson
  • No matter what you expected, when the bird came onto the table it would be guinea hen!

British Dictionary definitions for guinea hen

guinea hen

noun
1.
a guinea fowl, esp a female
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