Medical Dictionary

oriental cockroach

noun ori·en·tal cockroach \ ˌōr-ē-ˈent-ᵊl-, ˌȯr- \

medical Definition of oriental cockroach

: a dark or blackish brown medium-sized cockroach (Blatta orientalis) probably originating in Asia but now nearly cosmopolitan in warm and temperate areas especially about dwellings called also oriental roach

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up oriental cockroach? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!