roach

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roach (plural roaches)

  1. A small freshwater fish in the carp family (Cyprinidae), Rutilus rutilus.
  2. (US) A cockroach.
  3. (US, slang, smoking) A butt of a marijuana cigarette.
  4. (UK, slang, smoking) The filter of a rolled cigarette or joint, made from card or paper.
  5. (nautical) An extra curve of material added to the leech edge of a sail to increase the sail area.
  6. A kind of headdress worn by some of the indigenous peoples of North America.

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