from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a small two-winged fly (Anthomyia brassicæ), which feeds, in the larval or maggot state, on the roots of the cabbage, often doing much damage to the crop.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Anthomyia brassicæ, a fly belonging to the same family (Muscidæ) as the house-fly, and the same genus as the turnip- and potato-flies.


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