brussels sprout

brussels sprout
noun Usage: often capitalized B Date: 1796 1. plural a plant (Brassica oleracea gemmifera) of the mustard family that bears small edible green heads on its stem 2. any of the edible green heads borne on brussels sprouts — usually used in plural

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Brussels sprout — [brus′əl] n. 1. often Brussels sprouts a plant ( Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera) of the crucifer family that bears miniature cabbagelike heads along an erect stem 2. one of these edible heads …   English World dictionary

  • Brussels sprout — noun count a small round vegetable consisting of many green leaves wrapped tightly around each other …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • brussels sprout — [[t]brʌ̱səlz spra͟ʊt[/t]] brussels sprouts also Brussels sprout N COUNT: usu pl Brussels sprouts are vegetables that look like tiny cabbages. Syn: sprout …   English dictionary

  • Brussels sprout — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms Brussels sprout : singular Brussels sprout plural Brussels sprouts a small round vegetable consisting of many green leaves wrapped tightly around each other …   English dictionary

  • brussels sprout — /brʌsəlz ˈspraʊt / (say brusuhlz sprowt), /brʌsəl ˈspraʊt/ (say brusuhl sprowt) noun 1. a plant, Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera, having small edible heads or sprouts along the stalk, which resemble miniature cabbage heads. 2. one of the heads… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Brussels sprout — see brussels sprout …   English dictionary

  • Brussels sprout — briuselinis kopūstas statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Dvimetė, vėlyva bastutinių (Brassicaceae) šeimos daržovė. Pakelia žemesnę (iki –8°C) temperatūrą, gerai išsilaiko. Maistui vartojamos apvalainos, glaustos (kompaktiškos), iki 6 cm… …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • Brussels sprout — Brus′sels sprout′ n. 1) pln Usu., Brussels sprouts. a plant, Brassica oleracea gemmifera, having small, cabbagelike heads or buds along the stalk 2) pln coo Brussels sprouts, the heads or buds, eaten as a vegetable …   From formal English to slang

  • Brussels sprout — Brus|sels sprout [ˌbrʌsəlz ˈspraut] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Brussels, where it was first grown] a small round green vegetable that looks like a very small ↑cabbage …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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