Pronunciation: (gin'ē), [key]
1. a coastal region in W Africa, extending from the Gambia River to the Gabon estuary.
2. Formerly, French Guinea. an independent republic in W Africa, on the Atlantic coast. 4,800,000; ab. 96,900 sq. mi. (251,000 sq. km). Cap.: Conakry.
3. Gulf of, a part of the Atlantic Ocean that projects into the W coast of Africa and extends from the Ivory Coast to Gabon.
4. (l.c.) a former money of account of the United Kingdom, equal to 21 shillings: still often used in quoting fees or prices.
5. (l.c.) a gold coin of Great Britain issued from 1663 to 1813, with a nominal value of 20 shillings.
6. Slang (disparaging and offensive). a person of Italian birth or descent.
7. (l.c.) Horse Racing.a person who does miscellaneous work in or around a horse stable.
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