German cockroach


noun

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

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Origin of German cockroach

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for German cockroach

German cockroach

noun

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