guinea fowl

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See also: guineafowl and guinea-fowl


A helmeted guinea fowl.

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guinea fowl (plural guinea fowls or guinea fowl)

  1. Any of several African birds of the family Numididae (6 species) resembling partridges.
    • 2018, Nnedi Okorafor, Who Fears Death, HarperVoyager, page 273:
      A tiny white head with a small red wattle hanging from its beak was peeking into our tent. It whistled softly. I laughed. A guinea fowl.

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