Brussels sprouts
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{Brussels lace}, an expensive kind of lace of several varieties, originally made in Brussels; as, Brussels point, Brussels ground, Brussels wire ground.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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  • Brussels Sprouts —    A variety of cabbage, Brussels sprouts (sprotches in Brussels) date from the 12th century. Dutch botanist Dodonaeus (Rembert Dodoens) makes the first mention of Brussels sprouts in his work Crydeboek (1554), and a botanical description… …   Historical Dictionary of Brussels

  • Brussels sprouts — ▪ plant       small cabbage belonging to the mustard family (Brassica oleracea variety gemmifera), widely grown in Europe and the United States. In its seedling stage and early development, the plant closely resembles the common cabbage, but the… …   Universalium

  • Brussels sprouts — Sprout Sprout, n. [Cf. AS. sprote a sprout, sprig; akin to Icel. sproti, G. sprosse. See {Sprout}, v. i.] 1. The shoot of a plant; a shoot from the seed, from the stump, or from the root or tuber, of a plant or tree; more rarely, a shoot from the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brussels sprouts — noun the small edible cabbage like buds growing along a stalk of the brussels sprout plant • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form • Hypernyms: ↑cruciferous vegetable • Part Holonyms: ↑brussels sprout, ↑Brassica oleracea gem …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brussels sprouts — briuselinis kopūstas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bastutinių šeimos daržovinis, vaistinis kultūrinis augalas (Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera). atitikmenys: lot. Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera angl. Brussels sprouts vok. Rosenkohl… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Brussels sprouts — Brus·sels sprouts || ‚brÊŒsl spraÊŠts plant that bears small cabbage like heads on an erect stem (eaten as a vegetable) …   English contemporary dictionary

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