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- n. Used other than as an idiom: see black, beetle.
- n. The oriental cockroach, Blatta orientalis (a large roach from the family Blattidae).
- n. Platyzosteria novae-zelandiae, a similar roach native to New Zealand.
- n. this sense?) A common name for many species of beetle that are black in color. including:
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the common large black cockroach (Blatta orientalis).
- adj. the common large cockroach (Blatta orientalis).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An English name of the common cockroach of Great Britain, Blatta (Periplaneta) orientalis, a large black orthopterous insect, of the family Blattidæ. See cut under Blattidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. dark brown cockroach originally from orient now nearly cosmopolitan in distribution
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