Brussels Brus"sels, n. A city of Belgium, giving its name to a kind of carpet, a kind of lace, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Brussels carpet}, a kind of carpet made of worsted yarn fixed in a foundation web of strong linen thread. The worsted, which alone shows on the upper surface in drawn up in loops to form the pattern.

{Brussels ground}, a name given to the handmade ground of real Brussels lace. It is very costly because of the extreme fineness of the threads.

{Brussels lace}, an expensive kind of lace of several varieties, originally made in Brussels; as, Brussels point, Brussels ground, Brussels wire ground.

{Brussels net}, an imitation of Brussels ground, made by machinery.

{Brussels point}. See {Point lace}.

{Brussels sprouts} (Bot.), a plant of the Cabbage family, which produces, in the axils of the upright stem, numerous small green heads, or ``sprouts,'' each a cabbage in miniature, of one or two inches in diameter; the thousand-headed cabbage.

{Brussels wire ground}, a ground for lace, made of silk, with meshes partly straight and partly arched. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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