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cockroach

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noun cock·roach \ˈkäk-ˌrōch\

Simple Definition of cockroach

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cockroach

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

Origin and Etymology of cockroach

by folk etymology from Spanish cucaracha cockroach


First Known Use: 1623

Rhymes with cockroach


COCKROACH Defined for Kids

cockroach

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noun cock·roach \ˈkäk-ˌrōch\

Definition of cockroach for Students

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




Medical Dictionary

cockroach

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noun cock·roach \ˈkäk-ˌrōch\

Medical Definition of cockroach

  1. :  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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