from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of the family Blattidæ: formerly coextensive with the family, but now greatly restricted.
  • n. A member of this genus.
  • n. A purple silk interwoven with gold, used in the early middle ages. Rock, Textile Fabrics.

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  • n. type genus of the Blattidae: cockroaches infesting buildings worldwide


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  • CD&C names blatta as a type of woven fabric/textile.

    November 2, 2011