Croton bugCro·ton bug
a small, winged cockroach (Blattella germanica); German cockroach
Origin of Croton bugafter Croton Aqueduct (of the water-supply system of New York City): so named from becoming numerous in the city after the opening of the aqueduct
See German cockroach.
Origin of Croton bugAfter the Croton River of southeast New York
(plural Croton bugs)
- (zoology) Blattella germanica; German cockroach. See cockroach
From the Croton water of New York.