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n. pl. roach or roach·es
1. An edible freshwater cyprinid fish (Rutilus rutilus) of northern Europe.
2. Any of various similar fishes, such as some North American freshwater sunfishes.
[Middle English roche; akin to Medieval Latin rocea (attested in a source from England from around AD 1000) and Anglo-Norman roche and ultimately of unknown origin.]
n. pl. roach·es
1. A cockroach.
2. Slang The butt of a marijuana cigarette.
n. pl. roach·es
1. A roll of hair brushed up from the forehead or temple.
2. A hairstyle especially among certain Native American peoples in which the head is shaved except for a strip from front to back across the top.
a. An outward curve in the leech of a fore-and-aft sail.
b. An inward curve in the foot of a square sail.
tr.v. roached, roach·ing, roach·es
1. To brush (hair) in a roach.
2. To shave (the mane of a horse) to a short bristle.
[Originally meaning "inward curve in a square sail," from roach and (in reference to the relatively high arch of the fish's back).]
n, pl roaches or roach
1. (Animals) a European freshwater cyprinid food fish, Rutilus rutilus, having a deep compressed body and reddish ventral and tail fins
2. (Animals) any of various similar fishes
[C14: from Old French roche, of obscure origin]
1. (Animals) short for cockroach
2. (Recreational Drugs) slang the butt of a cannabis cigarette
1. (Nautical Terms) the amount by which the leech of a fore-and-aft sail projects beyond an imaginary straight line between the clew and the head
2. (Nautical Terms) the curve at the foot of a square sail
[C18: of unknown origin]
(Biography) Hal, full name Harald Eugene Roach. 1892–1992, US film producer, whose company produced numerous comedy films in the 1920s and 1930s, including those featuring Harold Lloyd and Laurel and Hardy
1. a cockroach.
2. Slang. the butt of a marijuana cigarette.
[1830–40, Amer.; by shortening]
n., pl. roach•es, (esp. collectively) roach.
1. a European freshwater fish, Rutilus rutilus, of the carp family.
2. a freshwater sunfish of the genus Lepomis, found in E North America.
[1275–1325; Middle English roche < Old French, of obscure orig.]
1. hair combed up from the forehead in a roll or curve.v.t.
2. to clip or cut off (the mane of a horse); hog.
3. to comb (hair) into a roach.
To trim a horse’s mane short enough that it stands up straight.
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|Noun||1.||roach - a roll of hair brushed back from the forehead|
|2.||roach - the butt of a marijuana cigarette|
|3.||roach - street names for flunitrazepan|
|4.||roach - any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests|
dictyopterous insect - cockroaches and mantids
Blattaria, Blattodea, suborder Blattaria, suborder Blattodea - cockroaches; in some classifications considered an order
Asiatic cockroach, blackbeetle, Blatta orientalis, oriental cockroach, oriental roach - dark brown cockroach originally from orient now nearly cosmopolitan in distribution
American cockroach, Periplaneta americana - large reddish brown free-flying cockroach originally from southern United States but now widely distributed
Blattella germanica, Croton bug, crotonbug, German cockroach, water bug - small light-brown cockroach brought to United States from Europe; a common household pest
giant cockroach - large tropical American cockroaches
|5.||roach - European freshwater food fish having a greenish back|
cyprinid, cyprinid fish - soft-finned mainly freshwater fishes typically having toothless jaws and cycloid scales
|Verb||1.||roach - comb (hair) into a roach|
comb - straighten with a comb; "comb your hair"
|2.||roach - cut the mane off (a horse)|