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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cockroach  \Cock"roach\,  n.  [Sp.  cucaracha.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  orthopterous  insect  of  the  genus  {Blatta},  and  allied 
  genera. 
 
  Note:  The  species  are  numerous,  especially  in  hot  countries. 
  Those  most  commonly  infesting  houses  in  Europe  and 
  North  America  are  {Blatta  orientalis},  a  large  species 
  often  called  {black  beetle},  and  the  Croton  bug 
  ({Ectobia  Germanica}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cockroach 
  n  :  any  of  numerous  chiefly  nocturnal  insects;  some  are  domestic 
  pests  [syn:  {roach}] 




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