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cockroach

noun cock·roach \ˈkäk-ˌrōch\

: a black or brown insect that is sometimes found in people's homes

Full Definition of COCKROACH

:  any of an order or suborder (Blattodea syn. Blattaria) of chiefly nocturnal insects including some that are domestic pests — compare German cockroach
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Origin of COCKROACH

by folk etymology from Spanish cucaracha cockroach
First Known Use: 1623
COCKROACH Defined for Kids

cockroach

noun cock·roach \ˈkäk-ˌrōch\

Definition of COCKROACH for Kids

:  a black or brown insect that is active chiefly at night and can be a troublesome pest in homes
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cockroach

noun cock·roach \ˈkäk-ˌrōch\

Medical Definition of COCKROACH

:  any of an order or suborder (Blattodea synonym Blattaria) of chiefly nocturnal insects including some that are domestic pests—see blatta, blattella, periplaneta

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