Definition of gentoo penguin
: a penguin (Pygoscelis papua) of Antarctica and nearby islands with a gray back and throat, white underparts, and white spots above the eyes —called also gentoo
Origin of gentoo penguin
perhaps from Gentoo
First Known Use: 1860
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