cabbage worm
noun Date: 1688 an insect larva (as of a cabbage butterfly) that feeds on cabbages

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  • cabbage worm — cab bage worm , cabbageworm cab bage*worm . (Zo[ o]l.), the larva of several species of moths and butterflies, which attacks cabbages. The most common is the toxic green larva of a white butterfly, the {cabbage butterfly}, ({Pieris rap[ae]}). The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cabbage worm — The term cabbage worm is primarily used for any of four kinds of lepidopteran whose larvae feed on cabbages and other cole crops. Host plants include broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, collards, kale, mustard greens, turnip greens, radishes …   Wikipedia

  • cabbage-worm — cabbˈage worm noun The larva of the cabbage butterfly or of the cabbage moth • • • Main Entry: ↑cabbage …   Useful english dictionary

  • cabbage worm — /ˈkæbɪdʒ wɜm/ (say kabij werm) noun the larva of the cabbage butterfly …   Australian English dictionary

  • imported cabbage worm — noun Date: 1892 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cabbage butterfly — cab bage butterfly (Zo[ o]l.), a white butterfly ({Pieris rap[ae]} of both Europe and America, and the allied {Pieris oleracea}, a native American species) which, in the larval state, devours the leaves of the cabbage and the turnip. See also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cabbage — This article is about the vegetable. For other uses, see Cabbage (disambiguation). Cabbage Cabbage and its cross section Details …   Wikipedia

  • Cabbage looper — Taxobox name = Cabbage Looper image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera familia = Noctuidae subfamilia = Plusiinae tribus = Argyrogtammatini genus = Trichoplusia species = T. ni binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • Cabbage webworm — Taxobox name = Cabbage webworm regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera familia = Pyralidae genus = Hellula species = H. undalis binomial = Hellula undalis binomial authority = FabriciusThe cabbage webworm (… …   Wikipedia

  • cabbage looper — noun : a pale green white striped measuring worm (Trichoplusia ni) that is the larva of a moth of the family Noctuidae and that feeds on the leaves of cabbage and other cruciferous plants * * * the larva of a noctuid moth, Trichoplusia ni, common …   Useful english dictionary

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