Definitions for croton bug

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. German cockroach, Croton bug, crotonbug, water bug, Blattella germanica(noun)

    small light-brown cockroach brought to United States from Europe; a common household pest

GCIDE

  1. Croton bug

    A small, active, winged species of cockroach (Ectobia Germanica), the water bug. It is common aboard ships, and in houses in cities, esp. in those with hot-water pipes; -- called also the German cockroach.

  2. Origin: [From the Croton water of New York.]

Wiktionary

  1. Croton bug(Noun)

    Blattella germanica; German cockroach. See cockroach

Webster Dictionary

  1. Croton bug

    a small, active, winged species of cockroach (Ectobia Germanica), the water bug. It is common aboard ships, and in houses in cities, esp. in those with hot-water pipes

  2. Origin: [From the Croton water of New York.]

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