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A larva that feeds on and is destructive to cabbage and other cruciferous plants, especially the green larva of the cabbage white butterfly.


(Animals) US any caterpillar that feeds on cabbages, esp that of the cabbage white


(ˈkæb ɪdʒˌwɜrm)

a caterpillar, esp. of the genus Pieris, that feeds on cabbages.
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Noun1.cabbageworm - toxic green larva of a cabbage butterflycabbageworm - toxic green larva of a cabbage butterfly
genus Pieris, Pieris - type genus of the Pieridae
caterpillar - a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
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