Meaning of Guinea

Guin•ea

Pronunciation: (gin'ē), [key]
— n.
  1. a coastal region in W Africa, extending from the Gambia River to the Gabon estuary.
  2. Formerly,an independent republic in W Africa, on the Atlantic coast. 4,800,000; ab. 96,900 sq. mi. (251,000 sq. km). Cap.: Conakry.
  3. a part of the Atlantic Ocean that projects into the W coast of Africa and extends from the Ivory Coast to Gabon.
  4. (l.c.) a former money of account of the United Kingdom, equal to 21 shillings: still often used in quoting fees or prices.
  5. (l.c.) a gold coin of Great Britain issued from 1663 to 1813, with a nominal value of 20 shillings.
  6. . a person of Italian birth or descent.
  7. (l.c.)a person who does miscellaneous work in or around a horse stable.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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