roach

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French roche, of unknown origin.

Noun[edit]

roach (plural roaches)

  1. A small freshwater fish in the carp family (Cyprinidae), Rutilus rutilus.


Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

roach (plural roaches)

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

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