gentoo penguin

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  1. a penguin, Pygoscelis papua, of small Antarctic and subantarctic islands.

Origin of gentoo penguin

1855–60; perhaps Gentoo, though sense unclear

Words Nearby gentoo penguin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use gentoo penguin in a sentence

  • Hamilton was busy, about this time, dredging in swamp pools and securing specimens of the rockhopper or gentoo penguin.

    The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
  • Sandell and I visited the gentoo penguin colony in Aerial Cove during the afternoon, for the purpose of getting a few eggs.

    The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson