Definition of Brussels sprout in English:

Brussels sprout

Syllabification: Brus·sels sprout
(also brussels sprout)


  • 1A vegetable consisting of the small compact bud of a variety of cabbage.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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