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Definition 1: any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for roach in the sense of this definition

(roach is a kind of ...) cockroaches and mantids

(... is a kind of roach ) dark brown cockroach originally from orient now nearly cosmopolitan in distribution

(... is a kind of roach ) large reddish brown free-flying cockroach originally from southern United States but now widely distributed

(... is a kind of roach ) widely distributed in warm countries

(... is a kind of roach ) small light-brown cockroach brought to United States from Europe; a common household pest

(... is a kind of roach ) large tropical American cockroaches

(... is a member of roach) cockroaches; in some classifications considered an order

Definition 2: European freshwater food fish having a greenish back - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for roach in the sense of this definition

(roach is a kind of ...) soft-finned mainly freshwater fishes typically having toothless jaws and cycloid scales

(... is a member of roach) roaches

Definition 3: the butt of a marijuana cigarette - [noun denoting artifact]

(roach is a kind of ...) the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)

Definition 4: street names for flunitrazepan - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for roach in the sense of this definition

(roach is a kind of ...) a depressant and tranquilizer (trade name Rohypnol) often used in the commission of sexual assault; legally available in Europe and Mexico and Colombia

Definition 5: a roll of hair brushed back from the forehead - [noun denoting body]

(roach is a kind of ...) the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)

Definition 6: cut the mane off (a horse) - [verb of contact]

(roach is a kind of ...) remove by or as if by cutting

"cut off the ear" "lop off the dead branch"

Definition 7: comb (hair) into a roach - [verb of contact]

(roach is a kind of ...) straighten with a comb

"comb your hair"

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