guineafowl

guinea fowl n.
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. Also called guinea hen.
  [After theGuinea coast of Africa.]

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