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cabbage looper

[ kab-ij loo-per ]

noun

  1. the larva of the noctuid moth Trichoplusia ni, common throughout the United States and Canada, which feeds on a wide variety of vegetable crops, especially cabbage, broccoli, and other cruciferous plants.


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Origin of cabbage looper1

First recorded in 1900–05

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