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cabbageworm

[kab-ij-wurm]
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noun
  1. a caterpillar, especially of the genus Pieris, that feeds on cabbages.

Origin of cabbageworm

First recorded in 1680–90; cabbage1 + worm
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British Dictionary definitions for cabbageworm

cabbageworm

noun
  1. US any caterpillar that feeds on cabbages, esp that of the cabbage white
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