Definitions of pierid
  1. noun
    any of numerous pale-colored butterflies having three pairs of well-developed legs
    synonyms: pierid butterfly
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    cabbage butterfly
    white butterfly whose larvae (cabbageworms) feed on cabbage
    Pieris rapae, small white
    small widely distributed form
    Pieris brassicae, large white
    Old World form of cabbage butterfly
    Pieris protodice, southern cabbage butterfly
    common North American form of cabbage butterfly
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    diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings
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