- Amer·i·can cockroach ə-'mer-i-kən- n a cockroach of the genus Periplaneta (P. americana) that is a common domestic pest infesting ships or buildings (as homes, warehouses, or bakeries) in the northern hemisphere
* * *Periplaneta americana, a common household pest in the Northern hemisphere.
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American cockroach — Taxobox name = American cockroach image width = 200px status = LR/lc regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Blattaria familia = Blattidae genus = Periplaneta species = P. americana binomial = Periplaneta americana binomial … Wikipedia
American cockroach — noun large reddish brown free flying cockroach originally from southern United States but now widely distributed • Syn: ↑Periplaneta americana • Hypernyms: ↑cockroach, ↑roach • Member Holonyms: ↑Periplaneta, ↑genus Periplaneta … Useful english dictionary
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