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German cockroach

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noun
  1. a common yellowish-brown cockroach, Blatta germanica, brought into the U.S. from Europe.

Origin of German cockroach

First recorded in 1895–1900
Also called crotonbug.
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German cockroach

noun
  1. a small cockroach, Blattella germanica: a common household pestAlso called (US): Croton bug
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