Definition of Gentoos
1. gentoo [n] - See also: gentoo
Lexicographical Neighbors of Gentoos
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 ..."