oriental cockroach

noun

ori·​en·​tal cockroach ˌōr-ē-ˈent-ᵊl-, ˌȯr- How to pronounce oriental cockroach (audio)
: 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

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“Oriental cockroach.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/oriental%20cockroach. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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