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large white

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1. (Animals) Also called: cabbage white a large white butterfly, Pieris brassicae, with scanty black markings, the larvae of which feed on brassica leaves
2. (Breeds) (often capitals) a white large-bodied breed of pig commonly kept for pork, bacon, and for fattening
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Noun1.large white - Old World form of cabbage butterfly
cabbage butterfly - white butterfly whose larvae (cabbageworms) feed on cabbage
genus Pieris, Pieris - type genus of the Pieridae
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There are two culprits: large cabbage white caterpillars, which are yellow and black and hairy, and those of the small cabbage white, which are pale green with short velvet-like hairs.
Maurice Pons watched large cabbage white butterflies and holly blues on the wing in Wallasey, while I watched holly blues emerging in the garden at Dempsey Towers this week.
Cabbage moth caterpillars bore into cabbage heads, while those of the large cabbage white stay on the outer leaves.