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Brussels sprout Syllabification: Brus·sels sprout
Pronunciation: /ˈbrəsəlz sprout/
(also brussels sprout)

Definition of Brussels sprout in English:


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1A vegetable consisting of the small compact bud of a variety of cabbage.
Example sentences
  • Vegetables to stock up on include broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, spinach, kale and cauliflower.
  • Vegetables like cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and turnips may reduce the risk of cancerous tumors.
  • Other examples of the class are kale, rutabaga, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kohlrabi, and collard.
1.1The plant which yields Brussels sprouts, bearing many along a tall single stem.
Example sentences
  • Plant out winter greens, such as broccoli and Brussels sprouts, in the vegetable plot.
  • It's not difficult to grow say, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts and rhubarb.
  • U.S. farms had previously used it for food crops such as Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, peanuts and peppers.
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