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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Used other than as an idiom: see black,‎ beetle.
  • noun The oriental cockroach, Blatta orientalis (a large roach from the family Blattidae).
  • noun New Zealand Platyzosteria novae-zelandiae, a similar roach native to New Zealand.
  • noun this sense?) A common name for many species of beetle that are black in color. including:

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

  • noun dark brown cockroach originally from orient now nearly cosmopolitan in distribution

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