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cabbage looper

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noun
the larva of a noctuid moth, Trichoplusia ni, common throughout the U.S. and Canada, that feeds on a wide variety of vegetable crops, especially cabbage and lettuce.
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Origin of cabbage looper

First recorded in 1900–05
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