imported cabbage worm

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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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