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English noun: roach

1. roach (body) a roll of hair brushed back from the forehead

Broader (hypernym)coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle

2. roach (artifact) the butt of a marijuana cigarette

Broader (hypernym)butt, stub

3. roach (artifact) street names for flunitrazepan

Synonymscircle, forget me drug, Mexican valium, R-2, roofy, rope, rophy

Broader (hypernym)flunitrazepan, Rohypnol

4. roach (animal) any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests


Broader (hypernym)dictyopterous insect

Narrower (hyponym)American cockroach, Asiatic cockroach, Australian cockroach, blackbeetle, Blatta orientalis, Blattella germanica, Croton bug, crotonbug, German cockroach, giant cockroach, oriental cockroach, oriental roach, Periplaneta americana, Periplaneta australasiae, water bug

Member meronymBlattaria, Blattodea, suborder Blattaria, suborder Blattodea

5. roach (animal) European freshwater food fish having a greenish back

SynonymsRutilus rutilus

Broader (hypernym)cyprinid, cyprinid fish

Member meronymgenus Rutilus, Rutilus

English verb: roach

1. roach (contact) comb (hair) into a roach

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)comb

2. roach (contact) cut the mane off (a horse)

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)chop off, cut off, lop off

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