Cro"ton bug`(bg`). [From the Croton water of New York.] (Zol.) A small, active, winged species of cockroach (Ectobia Germanica), the water bug. It is common aboard ships, and in houses in cities, esp. in those with hot-water pipes; -- called also the German cockroach.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
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