gentoo penguin

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noun gen·too penguin \ˈjen-(ˌ)tü-\

Definition of gentoo penguin

  1. :  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 and Etymology of gentoo penguin

borrowed from Falkland Islands English, perhaps from Gentoo (though allusion is obscure)


First Known Use: 1860


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