Definition of guinea hen in US English:

guinea hen


North American
  • A guinea fowl, especially a female one.

    ‘his wife had chickens, goats, and guinea hens’
    • ‘They serve simply irresistible grilled guinea hen with charred sweet corn.’
    • ‘Indeed, the thought of roasting a goose, pheasant, or guinea hen can cause trepidation even in experienced cooks.’
    • ‘The sign on the building's exterior says they will sell "chicken, fowl, rooster, guinea hen, goat, sheep, lamb."’
    • ‘Soon, the farm's guinea hens will stir and begin their chores, plucking pests from the snap peas, green beans, cucumbers and other crops.’
    • ‘Those ants met their match when the guinea hens arrived.’
    • ‘He dined outdoors, comforted by the crackling sounds of the fire and hot bowls of rice with roasted guinea hen.’
    • ‘The guinea hens and chickens are observed before and after they hatch, and each child gets to adopt one and care for it on the ranch.’
    • ‘Then came a tender fillet of guinea hen, wrapped in a tube of crispy pancetta, with glazed winter vegetables.’
    • ‘A guinea hen falls in love with her own reflection in Paul's windshield.’
    • ‘For domestic use, the eggs of guinea hens, turkeys, ducks, and geese only occasionally find favor.’