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cabbage moth


noun

diamondback moth.

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Nearby words

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

Origin of cabbage moth

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for cabbage moth

cabbage moth


noun

a common brownish noctuid moth, Mamestra brassicae, the larva of which is destructive of cabbages and other plants
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