Definition of cabbage white in English:

cabbage white

Syllabification: cab·bage white

noun

  • A mainly white butterfly that has caterpillars that are pests of cabbages and related plants.
    • Genus Pieris, family Pieridae: several species, in particular the imported cabbageworm P. rapae
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    • Although the caterpillars of some butterflies, like the cabbage white, are considered vegetable garden pests, you should never use pesticides - even biological ones - in a butterfly garden or you'll destroy your intended guests.
    • The cabbage white and its caterpillars are doing fine and aphids like greenfly are likely to benefit from warming.
    • The cabbage white butterfly was introduced from Europe.

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