cockroach

Definitions of cockroach
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n any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests

Synonyms:
roach
Types:
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Asiatic cockroach, Blatta orientalis, blackbeetle, oriental cockroach, oriental roach
dark brown cockroach originally from orient now nearly cosmopolitan in distribution
American cockroach, Periplaneta americana
large reddish brown free-flying cockroach originally from southern United States but now widely distributed
Australian cockroach, Periplaneta australasiae
widely distributed in warm countries
Blattella germanica, Croton bug, German cockroach, crotonbug, water bug
small light-brown cockroach brought to United States from Europe; a common household pest
giant cockroach
large tropical American cockroaches
Type of:
dictyopterous insect
cockroaches and mantids

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