from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several white butterflies of the genus Pieris having larvae that feed on cabbage and other cruciferous plants, especially P. rapae.

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  • noun Common name for the big, white and black butterfly Pieris brassicae, of the family Pieridae. Also known as the large white,


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  • A kind of butterfly.

    November 9, 2007