cabbage butterfly

noun
Updated on: 5 Apr 2018

Definition of cabbage butterfly

: any of several largely white butterflies (family Pieridae) whose green larvae are cabbage worms; especially : a small cosmopolitan butterfly (Pieris rapae synonym Artogeia rapae) that is a pest on cabbage called also cabbage white

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