Definition of black-veined white in English:

black-veined white

noun

  • (More fully "black-veined white butterfly") a Palaearctic pierid butterfly, Aporia crataegi, having white wings with black veins, and larvae which feed chiefly on leaves of Prunus species.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Moses Harris (1730–c1788), entomologist and artist.