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


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