any one of several white butterflies associated with the genus Pieris, having larvae that feed on cabbage.
A butterfly of the family Papilionidæ and genus Pieris, whose larvæ or caterpillars are injurious to the cabbage and other cruciferous plants.
white butterfly whoever larvae (cabbageworms) prey on cabbage
a white butterfly (Pieris rapæ of both Europe and America, together with allied Pieris oleracea, a native American types) which, inside larval condition, devours the leaves for the cabbage together with turnip. See additionally cabbage worm, here.