Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several pheasantlike birds of the family Numididae native to Africa, especially a widely domesticated species (Numida meleagris) having blackish plumage marked with many small white spots.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An African gallinaceous bird of the subfamily Numidinæ; a pintado.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several African birds of the family Numididae (6 species) resembling partridges.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white; native to Africa but raised for food in many parts of the world

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After the Guinea, coast of Africa.]

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