brussels sprout

brus·​sels sprout | \ ˈbrə-səl- How to pronounce brussels sprout (audio) \
variants: or Brussels sprout
plural brussels sprouts or Brussels sprouts

Definition of brussels sprout

1 : a plant (Brassica oleracea gemmifera) related to the cabbage and cauliflower that is cultivated for its edible small roundish green buds which are borne on its stem and resemble miniature cabbages
2 : any of the edible green buds that are borne on the stems of brussels sprouts, consist of tightly overlapping immature leaves, and are typically cooked as a vegetable

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Examples of brussels sprout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And Jupiter is something like about a brussels sprout, maybe. Quanta Magazine, 18 May 2022 Carefully, remove the baking sheet from oven and add brussels sprout mixture, distributing evenly. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 6 Feb. 2022 Choose from brussels sprout salad, cream of cauliflower soup or a dish of little neck clams with coriander, crushed tomato, white wine and pumpkin seed dust with Noble Bread for your starter course. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 13 Sep. 2021 The a la carte menu options include an acai bowl with yogurt, berries and house granola, Buckboard Benedict featuring pork collar, brussels sprout slaw and chipotle hollandaise. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 7 May 2021 Indeed, many of the brussels sprout recipes below call for roasting or pan-searing—simple methods that reliably yield a crispy exterior while keeping the sprouts soft on the inside. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 6 Nov. 2020 Other recipes worth examining in these days of heartache and anxiety: Dawn Perry’s new pantry pasta recipes: for fast spaghetti Bolognese; for blistered broccoli with walnuts and pecorino; and for brussels sprouts with bacon and vinegar. Sam Sifton, New York Times, 15 Apr. 2020 Add half of the farro, followed by half of the squash, 2 tablespoons of the pomegranate seeds, half of the kale, half of the brussels sprouts, 2 tablespoons of the pumpkin seeds, and 1 tablespoon of the parmesan cheese. Jennifer Tyler Lee And Anisha Patel, NBC News, 13 Feb. 2020 Many seeds and starts can be planted now, including radishes, carrots, beets, carrots, chard, kale, brussels sprouts, peas, broccoli, leeks and salad greens. oregonlive, 1 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of brussels sprout

1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Jun 2022

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“Brussels sprout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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