noun 1. a dark-brown cockroach, Blatta orientalis, thought to have originated in the Orient but now nearly cosmopolitan in distribution.
- Oriental emerald
noun 1. a green variety of corundum used as a gemstone
[awr-ee-uh n-tey-lee-uh, -teyl-yuh, ohr-] /ˌɔr i ənˈteɪ li ə, -ˈteɪl yə, ˌoʊr-/ plural noun 1. books, manuscripts, and other objects pertaining to the Orient and Oriental art, culture, history, folklore, or the like.
[awr-ee-en-tl-ahyz, ohr-] /ˌɔr iˈɛn tlˌaɪz, ˌoʊr-/ verb (used with or without object), Orientalized, Orientalizing. (often lowercase) 1. to make or become Oriental. /ˌɔːrɪˈɛntəˌlaɪz/ verb 1. to make, become, or treat as Oriental