Definitions starting with C

ID #3979

Chinese roach

[US Black idem (Labov 1972:317); cf. DJE "Chiney ...implies small size] n. the small German cockroach (Blattella germanica) as opposed to the three-inch DRUMMER ROACH. = AMERICAN ROACH, HAITIAN ROACH, NASSAU ROACH (Exuma)

Tags: animal, insect, noun

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Last update: 2012-01-10 11:49
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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