Definition of Giant cockroach

1. Noun. Large tropical American cockroaches.

Generic synonyms: Cockroach, Roach
Group relationships: Blaberus, Genus Blaberus

Lexicographical Neighbors of Giant Cockroach

giant cell granuloma
giant cell hepatitis
giant cell hyaline angiopathy
giant cell monstrocellular sarcoma of Zulch
giant cell myeloma
giant cell pneumonia
giant cell sarcoma
giant cell thyroiditis
giant cell tumour
giant cell tumour of bone
giant cell tumour of tendon sheath
giant cell tumours
giant chinkapin
giant clam
giant cockroach (current term)
giant conch
giant coreopsis
giant crab
giant drusen
giant eland
giant fern
giant fir
giant follicular lymphoblastoma
giant follicular thyroiditis
giant forest hog
giant foxtail
giant frog

Literary usage of Giant cockroach

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the New York Entomological Society by New York Entomological Society (1906)
"A single specimen of this giant cockroach was sent to me by AV. E. Broadway who collected it on the Island of Trinidad. ..."

2. Music of Nature, Or, An Attempt to Prove that what is Passionate and by William Gardiner (1849)
"In the West Indies the giant cockroach is a noted reveller when the family are asleep. He makes a noise like a smart rapping of the knuckles on a table, ..."

3. American Negro Slavery: A Survey of the Supply, Employment and Control of by Ulrich Bonnell Phillips (1918)
"... Which may come in their way; giant cockroach and dwarf brown ants and other pests in great variety swarm the dwellings continuously—except just after a ..."

4. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1889)
"Some other insects besides Anobium make tapping noises, notably the Giant Cockroach (qv) or drummer. ..."

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