Definition of Gentoos

1. gentoo [n] - See also: gentoo



Lexicographical Neighbors of Gentoos

gentlepersons
gentler
gentles
gentleship
gentlesse
gentlest
gentlewoman
gentlewomanliness
gentlewomanly
gentlewomen
gentling
gently
gentoo
gentoo penguin
gentoo penguins
gentoos (current term)
gentrice
gentrices
gentries
gentrification
gentrifications
gentrified
gentrifier
gentrifiers
gentrifies
gentrify
gentrifying
gentry
gents
genty

Literary usage of Gentoos

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A New Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar: And Present State of by William Guthrie, John Knox, James Ferguson (1801)
"The complexion of the gentoos is black, their hair long, and the features of both sexes regular. At court, however, the great families are ambitious of ..."

2. The Life of Sir Samuel Romilly by Samuel Romilly (1842)
"... in consequence of petitions which have been presented to the King and the Parliament from the British inhabitants, and from the gentoos and Mahom- ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1831)
"HINDOOS, or gentoos ; the primitive inhabitants of the East Indies; one of the most ancient nations; distinguished for their humanity, gentleness, industry, ..."

4. An Answer to the Rev. Mr. Clarkson's Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of by Gilbert Francklyn (1789)
"... books of the gentoos in the Eaft Indies, and their laws,. with which we have lately been brought acquainted by ..."

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