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cabbage white

n.
Any of several white butterflies of the genus Pieris having larvae that feed on cabbage and other cruciferous plants, especially P. rapae. Also called cabbage butterfly.
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cabbage white

n
(Animals) any large white butterfly of the genus Pieris, esp the Eurasian species P. brassicae, the larvae of which feed on the leaves of cabbages and related vegetables: family Pieridae
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