German cockroach
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; -- called also the {German cockroach}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • German cockroach — German cockroach/ Hood Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • German cockroach — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • German cockroach — n. CROTON BUG …   English World dictionary

  • German cockroach — a common yellowish brown cockroach, Blatta germanica, brought into the U.S. from Europe. Also called crotonbug. See illus. under cockroach. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • German cockroach — Ger·man cockroach .jər mən n a small active winged cockroach of the genus Blattella (B. germanica) that is prob. of African origin and is a common household pest in the U.S. called also Croton bug * * * Blattella germanica, a small light brown… …   Medical dictionary

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

  • German cockroach — noun Date: 1896 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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

  • German cockroach — Ger′man cock′roach n. ent a brown cockroach, Blatta germanica, orig. of Europe: a widespread household pest • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • German cockroach — /dʒɜmən ˈkɒkroʊtʃ/ (say jermuhn kokrohch) noun a small brown cockroach, Blattella germanica, with two distinct parallel bands running the length of its pronotum; found throughout the world in association with humans …   Australian English dictionary

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