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Brussels 1

Pronunciation: /ˈbrəsəlz/
The capital of Belgium, in the central part of the country; population 1,048,491 (2008). The headquarters of the European Commission is located here. Flemish name Brussel. French name Bruxelles.

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Syllabification: Brus·sels

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There are 2 main definitions of Brussels in English:

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Brussels 2

Pronunciation: /ˈbrʌs(ə)lz/

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plural noun

informal
Brussels sprouts.
Example sentences
  • Then Daisy turns the tables: ‘I'll eat my peas if you eat your Brussels’ but Mum does not like sprouts, so they both ditch the vegetables and eat their pudding!
  • Buy your Brussels well before the last few days, when the price goes up; buy a net in a market and hang in the garage or shed to keep cold.
  • Peel the carrots, get rid of any outer leaves from the Brussels and trim the beans.

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Line breaks: Brus|sels

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