gentoo

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Etymology[edit]

Of Anglo-Indian origin (17th century), apparently a borrowing from Portuguese gentio (heathen) (compare gentile (pagan)).

Noun[edit]

gentoo (plural gentoos)

  1. A historical term for Hindus (as opposed to Muslims) in Mughal era India.
  2. A historical name of the Telugu language.
  3. The gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua), a species of penguin.