from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a historical term for Hindus (as opposed to Muslims) in Mughal era India.
  • n. a historical name of the Telugu language.
  • n. the gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua), a species of penguin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A native of Hindostan; a Hindoo.
  • n. A penguin (Pygosceles tæniata).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to the Hindus; Hindu: a word common in English use in the last century, but no longer employed.
  • n. A Hindu.
  • n. A Hindu language.
  • n. A kind of penguin, the Pygoscelis tæniata.


Of Anglo-Indian origin (17th century), apparently a corrupted form of gentile ("pagan"). (Wiktionary)



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