Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of butterflies, typical of the Pieridinæ. They are rather small whitish or yellowish butterflies, whose fore wings are rounded at the tip and marked with black. The genus as now restricted has over 120 species, of all parts of the world. Most of those of North America are known as cabbage-butterflies, with a qualifying word, because their caterpillars feed on the cabbage and other cruciferous plants. P. oleracea is the pot-herb or northern cabbage-butterfly (see cut under
potherb); P. protodice, the southern cabbage-butterfly; P. monuste, the larger cabbage-butterfly. The commonest one in the United States now is P. rapæ, imported from Europe in 1856 or 1857, and known as the rape-butterfly in England. See also cuts under cabbage-butterflyand cabbage-worm.
- n. type genus of the Pieridae
- n. decorative evergreen shrubs of woody vines
“I thought of your accolades for those — I was so tempted, but came home with a pieris Dorothy as planned instead of an impulse buy!”
“You could consider some pieris since it does well in shade, or maybe some rhododendrons.”
“Unlike durable pieris, its relative, mountain laurel is tempermental.”
“But even greater diversification is possible by using other members of the heath family such as Japanese andromeda (Pieris japonica), usually called 'pieris, and mountin laurel (Kalmia).”
“In addition, pieris is tough, relatively deer-resistant, and provides spectacular color and texture in the autumn.”
“Rhododendrons and some azaleas, mountain laurels, leucothoes and Japanese pieris might show signs of wilting, and you might even experience a loss of some shrubs as the season progresses.”
“PRS-050 is currently being prepared for a Phase I study in patients with advanced malignancies. www. pieris-ag.com.”
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