roach

Primary Meanings of roach

1.
n
European freshwater food fish having a greenish back
2.
n
any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests
3.
nv
a roll of hair brushed back from the forehead
comb (hair) into a roach
4.
n
street names for flunitrazepan
5.
n
the butt of a marijuana cigarette
Full Definitions of roach
1

n European freshwater food fish having a greenish back

Synonyms:
Rutilus rutilus
Type of:
cyprinid, cyprinid fish
soft-finned mainly freshwater fishes typically having toothless jaws and cycloid scales
2

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

Synonyms:
cockroach
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
3

n a roll of hair brushed back from the forehead

Type of:
coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle
the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)

v comb (hair) into a roach

Type of:
comb
straighten with a comb

v cut the mane off (a horse)

Type of:
chop off, cut off, lop off
remove by or as if by cutting
4

n street names for flunitrazepan

Synonyms:
Mexican valium, R-2, circle, forget me drug, roofy, rope, rophy
Type of:
Rohypnol, flunitrazepan
a depressant and tranquilizer (trade name Rohypnol) often used in the commission of sexual assault; legally available in Europe and Mexico and Colombia
5

n the butt of a marijuana cigarette

Type of:
butt, stub
the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)

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