imported cabbage worm

noun

Definition of imported cabbage worm

: a small European white butterfly (Pieris rapae) introduced into temperate regions worldwide also : its green larva that is a pest of cruciferous plants and especially cabbage

First Known Use of imported cabbage worm

1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Imported cabbage worm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/imported%20cabbage%20worm. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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