Cabbage worm

cabbageworm

[kab-ij-wurm]
noun
a caterpillar, especially of the genus Pieris, that feeds on cabbages.

Origin:
1680–90; cabbage1 + worm

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cabbageworm (ˈkæbɪdʒˌwɜːm)
 
n
(US) any caterpillar that feeds on cabbages, esp that of the cabbage white

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