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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

Origin of COCKROACH

by folk etymology from Spanish cucaracha cockroach
First Known Use: 1623

cockroach

noun cock·roach \ˈkäk-ˌrōch\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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May 23, 2015
debouch Hear it
to emerge or cause to emerge
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