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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 lights of the church, the ascetics, Gentoos, and corn-eaters, she does not distinguish by any favor.
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.
The brand new Penguin Ice Adventure will be opening at the popular underwater attraction in time for the Easter holidays and will give visitors a unique opportunity to come face-to-face with the cheeky Gentoos.
THE chill of the Antarctic is heading for the Midlands - bringing with it an adorable colony of waddling Gentoo penguins, which are set to create a frenzy at the National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham.
net/lifestyle/competitions - the top 10 suggested names will be put to a reader vote and the winning name will be given to a Gentoo penguin at SEA LIFE Birmingham.
The 40 new arrivals are in Belfast Zoo while their pen at Edinburgh gets a refurb and brings to 61 the number of gentoos in the city.
a The arrival of the gentoos comes as Belfast Zoo prepares to move their Humboldt penguins to Fota Wildlife Park in Cork and Cotswold Wildlife Park, as part of a European breeding programme.
DOZENS of gentoo penguins took a dip at their new home yesterday.
Adult Gentoos - whose natural habitat is the frozen Antarctic - need cold temperatures to get them thinking of love.
Roslin the baby Gentoo is the latest addition to Edinburgh Zoo's famous enclosure.
Like most penguins, gentoos are difficult to breed in captivity.
Gentoo penguins are found in the wild on many islands near Antarctica and are currently classified by the IUCN as near threatened due to habitat loss, human disturbance, and pollution.