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cabbage looper


noun

the larva of a noctuid moth, Trichoplusia ni, common throughout the U.S. and Canada, that feeds on a wide variety of vegetable crops, especially cabbage and lettuce.

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Nearby words

cabbage, cabbage aphid, cabbage bug, cabbage butterfly, cabbage lettuce, cabbage looper, cabbage moth, cabbage palm, cabbage palmetto, cabbage root fly, cabbage rose

Origin of cabbage looper

First recorded in 1900–05
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019