Definition of Cockroach

1. Noun. Any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests.


Definition of Cockroach

1. n. An orthopterous insect of the genus Blatta, and allied genera.

Definition of Cockroach

1. Noun. (zoology) A black or brown straight-winged insect of the order ''Blattodea''. ¹

2. Noun. (slang derogatory) An unhygienic person or a member of a group of people regarded as unhygeinic or rapidly procreating. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cockroach

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cockroach

cockneyfication
cockneyfications
cockneyfied
cockneyfies
cockneyfy
cockneyfying
cockneyish
cockneyism
cockneyisms
cockneys
cocknify
cockpit
cockpit recorder
cockpit voice recorder
cockpits
cockroach (current term)
cockroach taxi
cockroaches
cockroachlike
cockroachy
cocks
cocks of the plains
cockscomb
cockscomb ulcer
cockscombs
cocksfoot
cocksfoots
cockshafts

Literary usage of Cockroach

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1. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock, Anna Botsford Comstock (1888)
"Trachea] system of cockroach. The dorsal integument removed and the alimentary ... Trachea! system of cockroach. The alimentary canal removed to show the ..."

2. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents, Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"In shape, the cockroach is flat, and is thus well adapted to slide beneath ... They are like graceful, living threads, and the cockroach tests its whole ..."

3. Sanitary Entomology: The Entomology of Disease, Hygiene and Sanitation by William Dwight Pierce (1921)
"The cockroach feeds on filth of many kinds and goes straight from this filth to food. As it feeds on the food it contaminates the same with its feces ..."

4. Travel and Talk, 1885-93-95: My Hundred Thousand Miles of Travel Through by Hugh Reginald Haweis (1897)
"The friendly cockroach was good enough for me as I lay in my bunk. He kept alive my interest in life; at times he seemed to be a sort of missing link ..."

5. Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science edited by Biologists Limited, The Company of. (1879)
"On the BRAIN of the cockroach, BLATTA ORIENTALIS. ... should make ourselves somewhat better acquainted with the brain of our typical insect the cockroach, ..."

6. An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals by Gilbert Charles Bourne (1902)
"Ubiquitous as it is in these days, the house cockroach is not a native of England, but has been introduced into this country in comparatively recent years. ..."

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