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 Guinea Fowl.Guineapig (Stock Exchange term). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Guinea-hen.
 
A courtesan who is won by money.   1
        “Ere … . I would drown myself for the love of a Guinea-hen, I would change my humanity with a baboon.”—Shakespeare: Othello. i. 3.
 


 Guinea Fowl.Guineapig (Stock Exchange term). 

 
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