Definition for ROACH

ROACH, n. [Sax. reohche, hreoce; G. roche; Dan. rokke; Sw. rocka; Fr. rouget, from the root of rouge, red.]

A fish of the genus Cyprinus, found in fresh water, easily caught and tolerably good for food. As sound as a roach, is a phrase supposed to have been originally, as sound as a rock. [Fr. roche.]

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