Definition of cabbage white in English:

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cabbage white

noun

A mainly white butterfly that has caterpillars which are pests of cabbages and related plants.
  • Genus Pieris, family Pieridae: several species, in particular the small white (P. rapae) and the large white (P. brassicae)
Example sentences
  • 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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