What does cabbage worm mean?

cabbage worm meaning in General Dictionary

the larva of several types of moths and butterflies which strikes cabbages the most frequent is the harmful green larva of a white butterfly the cabbage butterfly Pieris rapaelig The cabbage cutworms which consume off the stalks of young flowers throughout the night are the larvaelig of several species of moths of genus Agrotis See Cutworm larva of a cabbage butterfly