cabbage webworm

noun

: a widely distributed webworm (Hellula undalis) native to southern Europe or Asia that injures cabbages and other vegetables in the Gulf states

Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cabbage webworm was in 1899

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“Cabbage webworm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cabbage%20webworm. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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