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 Guinea-dropper.Guinea-hen. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Guinea Fowl.
 
So called because it was brought to us from the coast of Guinea, where it is very common.   1
        “Notwithstanding their harsh cry … I like the Guinea-fowl. They are excellent layers, and enormous devourers of insects.”—D. G. Mitchell: My Farm of Edgewood, chap. iii. p. 192.
 


 Guinea-dropper.Guinea-hen. 

 
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