GUIN'EA, n. gin'ny. Formerly, a gold coin in Great Britain of the value of twenty one shillings sterling, equal to $4.66 2/3rds, American money.
GUIN'EA, n. [gin'ny; from Guinea, in Africa, which abounds with gold.]
Formerly, a gold coin of Great Britain of the value of twenty-one shillings sterling, equal to $4.66 2-3, American money.
- A district on the west coast of Africa
(formerly noted for its export of gold and slaves) after which the
Guinea fowl, Guinea grass, Guinea peach, etc.,
- A gold coin of England current for twenty-
one shillings sterling, or about five dollars, but not coined since
the issue of sovereigns in 1817.