Croton bug
Cockroach Cock"roach, n. [Sp. cucaracha.] (Zo["o]l.) An orthopterous insect of the genus {Blatta}, and allied genera. [1913 Webster]

Note: The species are numerous, especially in hot countries. Those most commonly infesting houses in Europe and North America are {Blatta orientalis}, a large species often called {black beetle}, and the {Croton bug} ({Blatta Germanica}, formerly {Ectobia Germanica}), also called the {German cockroach}. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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  • Croton bug — Cro ton bug (b[u^]g ). [From the Croton water of New York.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small, active, winged species of cockroach ({Ectobia Germanica}), the water bug. It is common aboard ships, and in houses in cities, esp. in those with hot water pipes;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • croton-bug — U.S. A name given in parts of the U.S. to the Cockroach, Blatta orientalis, and other species of the same genus. The name is said to be derived from the Croton river, Westchester county, N.Y., the suggestion being that these insects became… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Croton bug — ☆ Croton bug [krot′ n ] n. 〚after Croton Aqueduct (of the water supply system of New York City): so named from becoming numerous in the city after the opening of the aqueduct〛 a small, winged cockroach (Blattella germanica); German cockroach * *… …   Universalium

  • Croton bug — ☆ Croton bug [krot′ n ] n. [after Croton Aqueduct (of the water supply system of New York City): so named from becoming numerous in the city after the opening of the aqueduct] a small, winged cockroach (Blattella germanica); German cockroach …   English World dictionary

  • Croton bug — noun small light brown cockroach brought to United States from Europe; a common household pest • Syn: ↑German cockroach, ↑crotonbug, ↑water bug, ↑Blattella germanica • Hypernyms: ↑cockroach, ↑roach …   Useful english dictionary

  • Croton bug — noun Etymology: Croton River, N.Y., used as a water supply for New York City Date: 1877 German cockroach …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Croton bug — Cro·ton bug krōt ən n GERMAN COCKROACH * * * German cockroach …   Medical dictionary

  • Croton bug — noun Blattella germanica; German cockroach. See cockroach …   Wiktionary

  • Croton — may refer to: Contents 1 In plants 2 In the United States 3 In Europe 4 Other 5 See also …   Wikipedia

  • Croton Aqueduct — Old Croton Aqueduct U.S. National Register of Historic Places U.S. National Historic Landmark …   Wikipedia

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