cab|bage|worm

cab|bage|worm
cab|bage|worm «KAB ihj WURM», noun.
any one of various larvae which feed on cabbages, such as the larva of the cabbage white.

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  • cabbage worm — cab bage worm , cabbageworm cab bage*worm . (Zo[ o]l.), the larva of several species of moths and butterflies, which attacks cabbages. The most common is the toxic green larva of a white butterfly, the {cabbage butterfly}, ({Pieris rap[ae]}). The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cabbageworm — cab•bage•worm [[t]ˈkæb ɪdʒˌwɜrm[/t]] n. ent a caterpillar, esp. of the genus Pieris, that feeds on cabbages • Etymology: 1680–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • cabbageworm — cabbage worm cab bage worm , cabbageworm cab bage*worm . (Zo[ o]l.), the larva of several species of moths and butterflies, which attacks cabbages. The most common is the toxic green larva of a white butterfly, the {cabbage butterfly}, ({Pieris… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pieris rapae — cabbage worm cab bage worm , cabbageworm cab bage*worm . (Zo[ o]l.), the larva of several species of moths and butterflies, which attacks cabbages. The most common is the toxic green larva of a white butterfly, the {cabbage butterfly}, ({Pieris… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cabbage butterfly — cab bage butterfly (Zo[ o]l.), a white butterfly ({Pieris rap[ae]} of both Europe and America, and the allied {Pieris oleracea}, a native American species) which, in the larval state, devours the leaves of the cabbage and the turnip. See also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pieris oleracea — cabbage butterfly cab bage butterfly (Zo[ o]l.), a white butterfly ({Pieris rap[ae]} of both Europe and America, and the allied {Pieris oleracea}, a native American species) which, in the larval state, devours the leaves of the cabbage and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pieris rapae — cabbage butterfly cab bage butterfly (Zo[ o]l.), a white butterfly ({Pieris rap[ae]} of both Europe and America, and the allied {Pieris oleracea}, a native American species) which, in the larval state, devours the leaves of the cabbage and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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