Definition of Cockroaches

1. Noun. (plural of cockroach) ¹

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Definition of Cockroaches

1. cockroach [n] - See also: cockroach

Medical Definition of Cockroaches

1. Insects of the family blattidae, order orthoptera. The most common cockroaches are periplaneta americana, the american cockroach; blatta orientalis, the oriental cockroach; and blattella germanica, the european cockroach. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cockroaches

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

Literary usage of Cockroaches

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1. Medical and Veterinary Entomology: A Textbook for Use in Schools and by William Brodbeck Herms (1915)
"cockroaches belong to that group of insects which attack human food in all degrees of ... During the day the cockroaches are in hiding in dark corners, ..."

2. Insects Injurious to the Household and Annoying to Man by Glenn Washington Herrick (1914)
"cockroaches are exceedingly annoying from the mere fact of their presence ... In fact, cockroaches are almost omnivorous, eating cereals, bread, biscuits, ..."

3. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1886)
"NEW GENERA AND SPECIES OF FOSSIL cockroaches, ... cockroaches,1 a considerable number of new types of ..."

4. Sanitary Entomology: The Entomology of Disease, Hygiene and Sanitation by William Dwight Pierce (1921)
"Not all cockroaches are loathsome creatures of disgust, in fact there are very few of the many hundreds of described forms that are of any material economic ..."

5. Obeah: Witchcraft in the West Indies by Henry Hesketh Joudou Bell (1893)
"His experience of these nuisances begins on board ship, with the huge, repulsive-looking cockroaches, which come out in swarms on a close night and nibble ..."

6. A Report on the Insects of Massachusetts, Injurious to Vegetation by Thaddeus William Harris (1841)
"Of cockroaches (Blatta) we have also several kinds ; those which are indigenous I believe are found exclusively in woods, under stones and leaves, ..."

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