from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A larva that feeds on and is destructive to cabbage, especially the bright-green larva of the cabbage butterfly.
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From the cabbage is engendered the cabbageworm, and from the leek the prasocuris or leekbane; this creature is also winged.
They are laying eggs of imported cabbageworm caterpillars.
The major pest in the vegetable garden now is the cabbageworm.
This egg hatches into the velvety jade-green cabbageworm, a caterpillar that grows to over an inch long and lays flat on leaves, never looping.