guinea peach

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Guinea \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.
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   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.
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            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.
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   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 (Zool.), an African gallinaceous
      bird, of the genus Numida, allied to the pheasants. The
      common domesticated species (Numida 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 (Numida cristata) is a finer

   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 hen.

   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 plum (Bot.), the fruit of Parinarium excelsum, a
      large West African tree of the order Chrysobalane[ae],
      having a scarcely edible fruit somewhat resembling a plum,
      which is also called gray plum and rough-skin plum.

   Guinea worm (Zool.), a long and slender African nematoid
      worm (Filaria Medinensis) of a white color. It lives in
      the cellular tissue of man, beneath the skin, and produces
      painful sores.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Peach \Peach\ (p[=e]ch), n. [OE. peche, peshe, OF. pesche, F.
   p[^e]che, fr. LL. persia, L. Persicum (sc. malum) a Persian
   apple, a peach. Cf. Persian, and Parsee.]
   1. (Bot.) A well-known high-flavored juicy fruit, containing
      one or two seeds in a hard almond-like endocarp or stone.
      In the wild stock the fruit is hard and inedible.
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   2. The tree (Prunus Persica syn. Amygdalus Persica) which
      bears the peach fruit.
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   3. The pale red color of the peach blossom, or the light
      pinkish yellow of the peach fruit.

   Guinea peach, or Sierra Leone peach, the large edible
      berry of the Sarcocephalus esculentus, a rubiaceous
      climbing shrub of west tropical Africa.

   Palm peach, the fruit of a Venezuelan palm tree ({Bactris

   Peach color, the pale red color of the peach blossom.

   Peach-tree borer (Zool.), the larva of a clearwing moth
      (Aegeria exitiosa, or Sannina, exitiosa) of the family
      Aegeriidae, which is very destructive to peach trees by
      boring in the wood, usually near the ground; also, the
      moth itself. See Illust. under Borer.
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