from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A group of cursorial orthopterous insects, the cockroaches, BlattidÅ“ or Blattina, elevated to the rank of an order.

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

  • n. in some classifications replaced by the orders (here suborders) Blattodea (cockroaches) and Manteodea (mantids); in former classifications often subsumed under a much broader order Orthoptera


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