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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Example sentences from the Web for cabbage white

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

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