So a "pentatonic" scale is just any scale with 5 scale degrees (pitches). Yet, in most music we always just seem to assume that it's the scale with the following number of semitones (half steps) between each degree: 2,2,3,2,3. I've read about the different modes of this scale, achieved by starting the scale on different degrees to achieve a different feel giving us, e.g., major and minor pentatonic scales). But what is the actual term for this general pentatonic scale, regardless of mode? And are there other named pentatonic scales, possibly used by different cultures?
To make a comparison, the diatonic scale is a specific heptatonic scale with intervals 2,2,1,2,2,2,1, and therefore 7 different modes. But there are other heptatonic scales that also have 7 modes. Likewise, there is a specific pentatonic scale with intervals 2,2,3,2,3, and therefore 5 different modes. What is that scale called?