Brussels sprout

Brussels sprout

noun
1.
Usually, Brussels sprouts. a plant, Brassica oleracea gemmifera, having small, cabbagelike heads or buds along the stalk, eaten as a vegetable.
2.
Brussels sprouts, any of the heads or buds, eaten as a vegetable.

Origin:
1790–1800

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Brussels sprout
 
n
1.  a variety of cabbage, Brassica oleracea gemmifera, having a stout stem studded with budlike heads of tightly folded leaves, resembling tiny cabbages
2.  the head of this plant, eaten as a vegetable

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