brussels sprout

noun brus·sels sprout \ ˈbrə-səl- \
variants: or Brussels sprout

Definition of brussels sprout

plural brussels sprouts or Brussels sprouts
1 :a plant (Brassica oleracea gemmifera) related to the cabbage and cauliflower that is cultivated for its edible small roundishgreen 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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First Known Use of brussels sprout

1796


BRUSSELS SPROUT Defined for English Language Learners

brussels sprout

noun

Definition of brussels sprout for English Language Learners

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



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