Definition of cabbageworm in English:

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cabbageworm

Pronunciation: /ˈkabəjˌwərm/

noun

North American
Any caterpillar that is a pest of cabbages, especially that of the cabbage white butterfly.
Example sentences
  • They are economical to raise, however, and mass releases can be very effective against corn earworm, cabbageworms, loopers, hornworms, codling moth and other leaf-eating caterpillars.
  • To guard against aphids, cabbageworms, flea beetles, and other pests, lay floating row covers directly over seeded crops or plants.
  • They also tested promising strains against the beet armyworm, black cutworm, cabbage looper, and imported cabbageworm.

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Syllabification: cab·bage·worm

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