cabbage butter-fly

cabbage butterfly

noun
any white or chiefly white butterfly of the family Pieridae, as Pieris rapae, the larvae of which feed on the leaves of cabbages and other related plants.

Origin:
1810–20

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cabbage butterfly

noun
white butterfly whose larvae (cabbageworms) feed on cabbage 
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