Brussels
or French Bruxelles or Flemish Brussel geographical name city capital of Belgium & of Brabant population 136,424 • Bruxellois adjective or noun

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  • Brussels — capital of old Brabant, now of Belgium, of Germanic origin, from brocca marsh + sali room, building, from L. cella (see CELL (Cf. cell)). It arose 6c. as a fortress on an island in a river. As a type of carpet, from 1799; as a type of lace, from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Brussels — [brö′səlbrus′əlz] capital of Belgium, in the central part: headquarters of the European Union: pop. 952,000: Fl. name Brussel [brö′səl] …   English World dictionary

  • Brussels — /brus euhlz/, n. a city in and the capital of Belgium, in the central part, with suburbs 1,050,787. Flemish, Brussel /brddyuus euhl/; French, Bruxelles. * * * French Bruxelles Flemish Brussel City (pop., 2000 est.: 133,900), capital of Belgium.… …   Universalium

  • Brussels — Infobox Settlement name = Brussels native name = Bruxelles fr icon Brussel nl icon official name = Brussels Capital Region nickname = Capital of Europe, Comic city [cite web |last=City Data |authorlink=City Data |title=Brussels… …   Wikipedia

  • Brussels — Bruxelles 50° 50′ 48″ N 4° 21′ 09″ E / 50.8467, 4.352519 …   Wikipédia en Français

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