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cockroach

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cock=roach

CIDE DICTIONARY

cockroachn. [Sp. cucaracha.].
     An orthopterous insect of the genus Blatta, and allied genera.  [1913 Webster]
    " The species are numerous, especially in hot countries. Those most commonly infesting houses in Europe and North America are Blatta orientalis, a large species often called black beetle, and the Croton bug (Blatta Germanica, formerly Ectobia Germanica), also called the German cockroach."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

cockroach, n. any of various flat brown insects, esp. Blatta orientalis, infesting kitchens, bathrooms, etc.

Etymology
Sp. cucaracha, assim. to COCK(1), ROACH(1)

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