gentoo penguin

noun gen·too penguin \ ˈjen-(ˌ)tü- \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

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

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Origin and Etymology of gentoo penguin

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


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