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roach1 / ch/ • n. inf. 1. a cockroach. 2. the butt of a marijuana cigarette. roach2 • n. (pl. same) an edible Eurasian freshwater fish (Rutilus rutilus) of the minnow family, popular with anglers. It can hybridize with related fishes, notably rudd and bream. roach3 • n. Sailing a curve, in or out, in the edge of a sail, esp. in the leech of a fore-and-aft sail.

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roach European freshwater carp found in muddy or brackish waters. Colours include silver, white and green. Length: to 40cm (16in). Family Cyprinidae; species Rutilus rutilus.

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1. (entomol.) See BLABERIDAE; BLATTELLIDAE; BLATTIDAE; BLATTODEA; CRYPTOCERCIDAE; DICTYOPTERA; POLYPHAGIDAE.

2. (fish, Rutilus rutilus) See CYPRINIDAE.

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roach small freshwater fish. XIV. — OF. roche, with vars. roce, roque, of unkn. orig.

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roach: see cockroach.

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roachapproach, broach, brooch, coach, encroach, loach, poach, reproach, roach •stagecoach • slowcoach • cockroach

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