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cabbage moth

cab·bage moth
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kab-ij mawth, moth]
    • /ˈkæb ɪdʒ mɔθ, mɒθ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kab-ij mawth, moth]
    • /ˈkæb ɪdʒ mɔθ, mɒθ/

Definitions of cabbage moth words

  • noun cabbage moth a common brownish noctuid moth, Mamestra brassicae, the larva of which is destructive of cabbages and other plants 3
  • noun cabbage moth diamondback moth. 1

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Origin of cabbage moth

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
First recorded in 1840-50

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Parts of speech for Cabbage moth

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cabbage moth popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 29% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 75% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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