brussels sprout

noun
brus·​sels sprout | \ˈbrə-səl- \
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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Place brussels sprouts, cut sides down, on other half of pan. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Fear of fish? Bake it, don't fry it, for no-fuss, foolproof results," 16 Feb. 2018 For unbreakability: Broccoli, red peppers, brussels sprouts, kiwi, and oranges are rich in vitamin C, which can protect hair from breakage. Johnny Miller, Allure, "The Great-Hair Diet: What to Eat for Stronger, Healthier Hair," 30 May 2018 Summertime highlights include Buffalo brussels sprouts with blue cheese mousse, bluefish cakes, and fish tacos made with Vineyard flounder. Alyssa Giacobbe, Town & Country, "T&C Travel Guide: The Best of Martha's Vineyard," 13 June 2018 Brie Fermier, the only bloomy-rind cheese (with a soft, fluffy mold on its surface) in the bunch, was entry-level stinky with a pleasant brininess and an unmistakable note of brussels sprouts in both its flavor and odor. Molly Fitzpatrick, Bon Appetit, "The Hunt for the Stinkiest Cheese, Or, How I Tested the Bonds of Friendship," 26 Apr. 2018 Our fried brussel sprouts small plate, Nashville chicken sandwich, and our pork entree and salmon entree are my favorite items from the food menu. Jakob Polaco, kansascity, "Find Hemingway-inspired drinks & fried brussel sprouts at The Pressed Penny Tavern | The Kansas City Star," 8 Mar. 2018 Crab cake with brussels sprouts, corn, tomatoes, fingerlings and mustard cream. Gwen Ashley Walters, azcentral, "10 summer deals at Phoenix restaurants, casual to upscale dining," 15 June 2018 On Thursday, April 26, Kim will give an in-store talk and recipe demo at Read It and Eat (2142 N. Halsted, 773-661-6158) that features his Korean barbecue skirt steak with kimchi pesto and brussels sprouts. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Condiments / Cooking / Food & Drink / Food Chain Here's how to make BellyQ chef Bill Kim’s excellent Korean pesto," 23 Apr. 2018 Now, just as then, the popular add-ins – besides the classics of corn, potatoes, onions and garlic – were brussels sprouts, mushrooms, pineapple and sausage. NOLA.com, "What do you add to a crawfish boil besides mudbugs?," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of brussels sprout

1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of brussels sprout was in 1796

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brussels sprout

noun

English Language Learners Definition of brussels sprout

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

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