Definition of cabbageworm in English:



North American
  • Any caterpillar that is a pest of cabbages, especially that of the cabbage white butterfly.

    • ‘To control cabbageworms on broccoli and other cole crops, I apply Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis, a nonpoisonous biological control) as soon as I plant, and reapply a few days after every storm system passes through.’
    • ‘If there is a chance cabbageworms have invaded the heads, soak them in strong salt water for 15 minutes.’
    • ‘As for cabbageworms, the easiest organic answer is to spray Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt).’
    • ‘They also tested promising strains against the beet armyworm, black cutworm, cabbage looper, and imported cabbageworm.’
    • ‘It can be used to control cabbageworm, leafhoppers, squash bugs, whitefly, but will also affect beneficial insects so be careful where and when you apply this product.’
    • ‘They are economical to raise, however, and mass releases can be very effective against corn earworm, cabbageworms, loopers, hornworms, codling moth and other leaf-eating caterpillars.’
    • ‘Turkeys are also good in the garden for bugs, cabbageworms, etc.’
    • ‘Planted among members of the cabbage family, it helps repel imported cabbageworm.’
    • ‘To guard against aphids, cabbageworms, flea beetles, and other pests, lay floating row covers directly over seeded crops or plants.’
    • ‘And it borders on the unenthralling to have the conversation at social gatherings turn to slugs and cabbageworms the minute I show up.’