cabbage white

noun

any large white butterfly of the genus Pieris, esp the Eurasian species P. brassicae, the larvae of which feed on the leaves of cabbages and related vegetables: family Pieridae

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Examples from the Web for cabbage white

Historical Examples of cabbage white

  • We have communicated to America the house-fly and the Hessian fly, the "cabbage-white," the small pox, and the cholera.

  • Occasionally a tortoise-shell or cabbage-white butterfly would flutter by.

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    Sir Francis Edward Younghusband