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brussels sprout

noun, brus·sels sprout often capitalized B \ˈbrə-səl-\

: a small, green vegetable that looks like a very small cabbage

Full Definition of BRUSSELS SPROUT

1
plural :  a plant (Brassica oleracea gemmifera) of the mustard family that bears small edible green heads on its stem
2
:  any of the edible green heads borne on brussels sprouts —usually used in plural

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First Known Use of BRUSSELS SPROUT

1796

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