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    Young cockroaches ?

    I wonder what is the term for ' young cockroaches ', the exercise that I came across sure gives me wrong answer. It says " foal " but when I looked it up in the dictionaries, it means ' Young horse ' . Out of nearly 10 dictionaries, only one says it is ' nymphs '. Is there any other word for it ?

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    #2
    I think nymph is the word you want. See definition number four here: http://www.infoplease.com/ipd/A0563000.html
    I don't know if there is another word for that, but I doubt it.

    (A foal is, as you noted, a young horse, either male or female.)

    :)

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    Wow :D I learn something new every hour on this board. Thanx guys :D

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    Re: Young cockroaches ?

    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    I wonder what is the term for ' young cockroaches ', the exercise that I came across sure gives me wrong answer. It says " foal " but when I looked it up in the dictionaries, it means ' Young horse ' . Out of nearly 10 dictionaries, only one says it is ' nymphs '. Is there any other word for it ?
    If you don't mind, I have shifted this question into the Ask a Teacher section, where it's probably more at home.

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