Croton bug


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Cro·ton bug

 (krōt′n)
[After the Croton River of southeast New York.]

Croton bug

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crotonbug

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(Animals) US another name for the German cockroach
[C19: named after the Croton river, whose water was piped to New York City in 1842]
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Noun1.Croton bug - small light-brown cockroach brought to United States from EuropeCroton bug - small light-brown cockroach brought to United States from Europe; a common household pest
cockroach, roach - any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests
Blattella, genus Blattella - small cockroaches