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cabbage butterfly

noun
1.
any white or chiefly white butterfly of the family Pieridae, as Pieris rapae, the larvae of which feed on the leaves of cabbages and other related plants.
Origin of cabbage butterfly
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20
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