a common yellowish-brown cockroach, Blatta germanica, brought into the U.S. from Europe.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Also called crotonbug.
Origin of German cockroach
First recorded in 1895–1900
Words nearby German cockroach
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British Dictionary definitions for German cockroach
a small cockroach, Blattella germanica: a common household pestAlso called (US): Croton bug
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