cabbage-root fly

noun

: the adult of the cabbage maggot
broadly : any stage of this pest

Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cabbage-root fly was in 1894

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“Cabbage-root fly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cabbage-root%20fly. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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