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drummer roach

[cf. DJE drummer idem; OED drummer the large West Indian cockroach (Blat-ta gigantea) which makes a noise at night by knocking its head against the woodwork of a house] n. a large cockroach (Periplaneta sp.) which lives in the soil: It's the big set of roach they's call drummer roach (Nassau). (Black)

Tags: animal, insect, noun

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Last update: 2011-02-20 19:49
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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