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n, pl -toos
(Hinduism) (sometimes not capital) archaic a Hindu, esp as distinguished from a Muslim
[C17: from Portuguese gentio pagan (literally: Gentile)]


(ˈdʒɛn tu)

n., pl. -toos. Archaic.
a Hindu.
[1635–45; < Portuguese gentio gentile, heathen < Latin gentīlis; see gentile]
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The poor mind does not seem to itself to be any thing unless it have an outside badge,--some Gentoo diet, or Quaker coat, or Calvinistic prayer-meeting, or philanthropic society, or a great donation, or a high office, or, any how, some wild contrasting action to testify that it is somewhat.
NORTH East housebuilder, Gentoo Homes, has launched its latest luxury development, Cottier Grange, in the heart of the Tyne Valley.
Gentoo Housing, which owns and manages 29,000 homes across the North East, has been downgraded by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) over criticism of its lack of scrutiny.
TEAM members at the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham are excited to be welcoming a very special new arrival to their Gentoo penguin colony with the hatching of their very first Gentoo penguin chick.
UCLA mechanical aerospace engineer Pirouz Kavehpour and colleagues observed gentoo penguin feathers under a scanning electron microscope and spotted a jagged surface full of nano-sized pores.
Gentoo Construction has won the contract for the build, worth PS3m, on behalf of its client The Riverside Group, one of the leading registered providers of social housing in the UK.
A major investor in the global oil and gas industry, HitecVision, has appointed Gentoo Fund Services Limited, an independent private equity fund administrator to manage its seventh fund with pledges of US$1.
FRANCE Gentoo, France's top stayer, may not line up for the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, although a final decision has yet to be made, writes Desmond Stoneham.
For the first time in the Middle East region, three pairs of Gentoo Penguins now call Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo at The Dubai Mall, their home.
The Gentoo penguins have suffered during recent warm conditions.
The American Zoo and Aquarium (AZA) Association-accredited Newport Aquarium had reason to celebrate in December of 2005, with the rare hatching of a gentoo penguin chick.
DIAMONDS might be a girl's best friend but if you are a female gentoo penguin then a simple pebble does the trick as a Valentine's gift.