Definition of Pieridae
: a very large and almost cosmopolitan family of butterflies formerly regarded as a subfamily of Papilionidae that comprises the cabbage butterflies, sulphur butterflies, and others having three pairs of well-developed legs in both sexes and being usually of medium size and white or yellow color with dark markings especially on the edges of the wings
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Origin and Etymology of pieridae
New Latin, from Pieris, type genus + -idae
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