Definition of Brussels sprout

1. Noun. Plant grown for its stout stalks of edible small green heads resembling diminutive cabbages.

Exact synonyms: Brassica Oleracea Gemmifera
Terms within: Brussels Sprouts
Generic synonyms: Crucifer, Cruciferous Plant



Definition of Brussels sprout

1. Noun. The green vegetable Brassica oleracea gemmifera, a cabbage native to Belgium. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brussels Sprout

brusk
brusker
bruskest
bruskly
bruskness
brusque
brusquely
brusqueness
brusquenesses
brusquer
brusquerie
brusqueries
brusquest
brussel sprout
brussels
brussels sprout (current term)
brussels sprouts
brust
brusting
brustle
brustles
brusts
brut
bruta
brutal
brutalisation
brutalisations
brutalise
brutalised
brutalises

Literary usage of Brussels sprout

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1. The Florist and Pomologist: A Pictorial Monthly Magazine of Flowers, Fruits by Robert Hogg (1883)
"On the first opportunity I crossed the Chou de Burghley with the Brussels Sprout?, and I now send you some of the produce of the seeds so obtained. ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"and also in the brussels sprout. The leaves of the wild plant are normally green, but they become red or purple by exposure to the sun or when old and ..."

3. The Garden: An Illustrated Weekly Journal of Gardening in All Its Branches by Esther Baldwin York (1906)
"AD BUTTON'S EARLY GEM brussels sprout. ME. E. BECKETT speaks highly and with confidence of the above when at page 269 of THE GARDEN ..."

4. My Garden, Its Plan and Culture Together with a General Description of Its by Alfred Smee (1872)
"The produce is very large, for the little heads make up in quantity what they want in size. The head of the brussels sprout is a poor cabbage-like ..."

5. The Genesee Farmer (1859)
"In the tample before ne, we have я brussels sprout 'ith all the end shoots and all the laterals lorm- ig Broccoli. This teaches us that the wild ..."

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