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 for Guinea plum
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 :

  Plum \Plum\, n. [AS. pl[=u]me, fr. L. prunum; akin to Gr. ?, ?.
     Cf. Prune a dried plum.]
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     1. (Bot.) The edible drupaceous fruit of the Prunus
        domestica, and of several other species of Prunus;
        also, the tree itself, usually called plum tree.
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              The bullace, the damson, and the numerous varieties
              of plum, of our gardens, although growing into
              thornless trees, are believed to be varieties of the
              blackthorn, produced by long cultivation. --G.
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     Note: Two or three hundred varieties of plums derived from
           the Prunus domestica are described; among them the
           greengage, the Orleans, the purple gage, or
           Reine Claude Violette, and the German prune, are
           some of the best known.
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     Note: Among the true plums are;
     Beach plum, the Prunus maritima, and its crimson or
        purple globular drupes,
     Bullace plum. See Bullace.
     Chickasaw plum, the American Prunus Chicasa, and its
        round red drupes.
     Orleans plum, a dark reddish purple plum of medium size,
        much grown in England for sale in the markets.
     Wild plum of America, Prunus Americana, with red or
        yellow fruit, the original of the Iowa plum and several
        other varieties.
        [1913 Webster] Among plants called plum, but of other
        genera than Prunus, are;
     Australian plum, Cargillia arborea and Cargillia
        australis, of the same family with the persimmon.
     Blood plum, the West African H[ae]matostaphes Barteri.
     Cocoa plum, the Spanish nectarine. See under Nectarine.
     Date plum. See under Date.
     Gingerbread plum, the West African Parinarium
     Gopher plum, the Ogeechee lime.
     Gray plum, Guinea plum. See under Guinea.
     Indian plum, several species of Flacourtia.
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     2. A grape dried in the sun; a raisin.
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     3. A handsome fortune or property; formerly, in cant
        language, the sum of [pounds]100,000 sterling; also, the
        person possessing it.
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     4. Something likened to a plum in desirableness; a good or
        choice thing of its kind, as among appointments,
        positions, parts of a book, etc.; as, the mayor rewarded
        his cronies with cushy plums, requiring little work for
        handsome pay
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     5. A color resembling that of a plum; a slightly grayish deep
        purple, varying somewhat in its red or blue tint.
     Plum bird, Plum budder (Zool.), the European bullfinch.
     Plum gouger (Zool.), a weevil, or curculio ({Coccotorus
        scutellaris), which destroys plums. It makes round holes
        in the pulp, for the reception of its eggs. The larva
        bores into the stone and eats the kernel.
     Plum weevil (Zool.), an American weevil which is very
        destructive to plums, nectarines, cherries, and many other
        stone fruits. It lays its eggs in crescent-shaped
        incisions made with its jaws. The larva lives upon the
        pulp around the stone. Called also turk, and plum
        curculio. See Illust. under Curculio.
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