Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A common name in the United States for Blatta (Ectobia) germanica, a roach, originally imported from Europe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Zoöl.) 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.

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  • noun zoology Blattella germanica; German cockroach. See cockroach

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun small light-brown cockroach brought to United States from Europe; a common household pest
  • noun small light-brown cockroach brought to United States from Europe; a common household pest

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After the Croton , River of southeast New York.]

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From the Croton water of New York.

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