- nounlarge reddish brown free-flying cockroach originally from southern United States but now widely distributed• Syn: ↑Periplaneta americana
* * *nounUsage: usually capitalized A: a free-flying cockroach (Periplaneta americana) that is a common pest infesting ships or buildings (as homes, warehouses, or bakeries) in the northern hemisphere
* * *a large, reddish-brown cockroach, Periplaneta americana, found originally in the southern U.S. but now widely distributed.
* * *American cockroach,a large cockroach native to subtropical America, now established in many parts of the world.
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