gentoo penguin

noun
gen·​too penguin | \ ˈjen-(ˌ)tü- How to pronounce gentoo penguin (audio) \

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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Most of these landings take place on the Antarctic peninsula and its adjacent islands, with the intention of visiting colonies of gentoo penguins. The Economist, "Contrary to the fears of some, penguins and people do mix," 11 July 2019 Most of these landings take place on the Antarctic peninsula and its adjacent islands, with the intention of visiting colonies of gentoo penguins. The Economist, "Contrary to the fears of some, penguins and people do mix," 11 July 2019 Most of these landings take place on the Antarctic peninsula and its adjacent islands, with the intention of visiting colonies of gentoo penguins. The Economist, "Contrary to the fears of some, penguins and people do mix," 13 July 2019 Though the most magical moment is walking alone on this hostile continent—with just the company of a hundred gentoo penguins, honking a great chorus that induces shivers of awe. Janice Wald Henderson, Condé Nast Traveler, "These New Expedition Cruises Take Travelers to the World’s Most Remote Corners," 28 June 2019 The 33,000-square-foot Polk Penguin Conservation Center is home to 75 king, rockhopper, macaroni and gentoo penguins. Elissa Robinson, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Zoo to close penguin center for 9 months due to 'faulty waterproofing'," 20 June 2019 Last year, a gentoo penguin pair in Sydney, Australia hatched an egg laid by another couple. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "Denver Zoo shares the story of same-sex flamingo couple Lance Bass and Freddie Mercury," 12 June 2019 Sign up to participate in sea kayaking excursions and paddle alongside porpoising chinstrap, Adélie, and gentoo penguins. Ashton Palmer, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Antarctica," 5 Oct. 2016 Shedd moved its colony from cold to more moderate temperatures after a renovation in 2009; that meant goodbye to the gentoo penguins from the Antarctic. Steve Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "It's baby penguin season across Chicago: Cuteness overload or something more?," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of gentoo penguin

1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gentoo penguin

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

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