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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.
and would-be home movers could treat themselves to an extra special present this festive season with a little help from North East Gentoo Homes.
SOCIAL housing provider Gentoo has confirmed it will make 330 redundancies in the wake of government reductions in social housing rents and welfare reforms.
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.
1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Vitech Systems Group announced today that Gentoo Fund Services Limited, a third party administrator headquartered on the Island of Guernsey, has selected Vitech's Equitrak software as a replacement fund administration system.
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.
We were walking, half-hypnotized, through a Gentoo penguin rookery at Paradise Harbor on the west side of the Antarctic Peninsula, a finger of mountain and rock that pokes north from the massive Antarctic ice sheet.
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.