brussels sprout

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

Brussels sprout

Definition of brussels sprout

plural

brussels sprouts

or

Brussels sprouts

  1. 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. 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

Illustration of brussels sprout

First Known Use of brussels sprout

1796


BRUSSELS SPROUT Defined for English Language Learners

brussels sprout

play
noun

Definition of brussels sprout for English Language Learners

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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up brussels sprout? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to bring about or cause (something)

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!