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Definition of Cavia cobaya
Cavia cobayaCavy Ca"vy, n.; pl. Cavies. [NL. cavia, fr. Brazilian
cabiai: cf. F. cabiai.] (Zo["o]l.)
A rodent of the genera Cavia and Dolichotis, as the
guinea pig (Cavia cobaya). Cavies are natives of South
Water cavy (Zo["o]l.), The capybara. Cavia cobayaGuinea Guin"ea (g[i^]n"[-e]), n.
1. 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., are named.
2. 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.
The guinea, so called from the Guinea gold out of
which it was first struck, was proclaimed in 1663,
and to go for twenty shillings; but it never went
for less than twenty-one shillings. --Pinkerton.
Guinea corn. (Bot.) See Durra.
Guinea Current (Geog.), a current in the Atlantic Ocean
setting southwardly into the Bay of Benin on the coast of
Guinea dropper one who cheats by dropping counterfeit
guineas. [Obs.] --Gay.
Guinea fowl, Guinea hen (Zo["o]l.), an African
gallinaceous bird, of the genus Numida, allied to the
pheasants. The common domesticated species (N.
meleagris), has a colored fleshy horn on each aide of the
head, and is of a dark gray color, variegated with small
white spots. The crested Guinea fowl (N. cristata) is a
Guinea grains (Bot.), grains of Paradise, or amomum. See
Guinea grass (Bot.), a tall strong forage grass (Panicum
jumentorum) introduced. from Africa into the West Indies
and Southern United States.
Guinea-hen flower (Bot.), a liliaceous flower (Fritillaria
Meleagris) with petals spotted like the feathers of the
Guinea peach. See under Peach.
Guinea pepper (Bot.), the pods of the Xylopia aromatica,
a tree of the order Anonace[ae], found in tropical West
Africa. They are also sold under the name of Piper
Guinea pig. [Prob. a mistake for Guiana pig.]
(a) (Zo["o]l.) A small Brazilian rodent (Cavia cobaya),
about seven inches in length and usually of a white
color, with spots of orange and black.
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