German cockroach


Definition of German cockroach

: a small active winged cockroach (Blattella germanica) probably of African origin that is a common household pest in the U.S.

called also Croton bug

First Known Use of German cockroach

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of German cockroach was in 1896

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“German cockroach.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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German cockroach

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Medical Definition of German cockroach

: a small active winged cockroach of the genus Blattella (B. germanica) that is probably of African origin and is a common household pest in the United States

called also Croton bug


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