gentoo

My morning name for 7/26: the name of a species of penguin: (#1) From NOAD: noun gentoo (also gentoo penguin): a tall penguin with a white triangular patch above the eye, breeding on subantarctic islands. Pygoscelis papua, family Spheniscidae. But the name, the name: where does it come from? It sounds a bit like gentile, but then seat-of-the-pants etymologizing is … Continue reading gentoo