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  1. cockroachesnoun

    Plural form of cockroach.

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  1. cockroaches

    Cockroaches (or roaches) are a paraphyletic group of insects belonging to Blattodea, containing all members of the group except termites. About 30 cockroach species out of 4,600 are associated with human habitats. Some species are well-known as pests. The cockroaches are an ancient group, with their ancestors, known as "roachoids", originating during the Carboniferous period, some 320 million years ago. Those early ancestors, however, lacked the internal ovipositors of modern roaches. Cockroaches are somewhat generalized insects lacking special adaptations (such as the sucking mouthparts of aphids and other true bugs); they have chewing mouthparts and are probably among the most primitive of living Neopteran insects. They are common and hardy insects capable of tolerating a wide range of climates, from Arctic cold to tropical heat. Tropical cockroaches are often much larger than temperate species. Modern cockroaches are not considered to be a monophyletic group, as it has been found based on genetics that termites are deeply nested within the group, with some groups of cockroaches more closely related to termites than they are to other cockroaches. Some species, such as the gregarious German cockroach, have an elaborate social structure involving common shelter, social dependence, information transfer and kin recognition. Cockroaches have appeared in human culture since classical antiquity. They are popularly depicted as dirty pests, although the majority of species are inoffensive and live in a wide range of habitats around the world.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Cockroaches

    Insects of the order Dictyoptera comprising several families including Blaberidae, BLATTELLIDAE, Blattidae (containing the American cockroach PERIPLANETA americana), Cryptocercidae, and Polyphagidae.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cockroaches in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cockroaches in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of cockroaches in a Sentence

  1. Brad Smith:

    You might want to think twice about waiting until the morning to do the dishes, insect pests such as flies, ants, and cockroaches are highly attracted to leftover food on dishes.

  2. Pius Masai Mwachi:

    If you are in the hands of terrorists, free yourselves as soon as possible, don't just be killed like cockroaches.

  3. Mark Kirk:

    Hines VA -- the hospital that has been overrun with cockroaches and mold and left vets waiting for care for months on secret wait lists,has reached a new low in thetreatmentof our veterans.

  4. Olivia Meza:

    Im used to the air, somehow, were like cockroaches -- Its hard to kill us.

  5. Herb Caen:

    Cockroaches and socialites are the only things that can stay up all night and eat anything.

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