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Brussels

[bruhs-uhlz]
noun
a city in and the capital of Belgium, in the central part.
Flemish Brussel [brys-uhl] .
French Bruxelles.
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Brussels (ˈbrʌsəlz)
 
n
Flemish name: Brussel, French name: Bruxelles the capital of Belgium, in the central part: became capital of Belgium in 1830; seat of the European Commission. Pop: 999 899 (2004 est)

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Brussels
capital of old Brabant, now of Belgium, of Gmc. origin, from brocca "marsh" + sali "room, building," from L. cella (see 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 1748. Brussels sprouts (Brassica oleracea
gemmifera) attested from 1748 (first written description is from 1580s).
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Brussels definition


Capital of Belgium and largest city in the country, located in central Belgium; a commercial, industrial, financial, administrative, and cultural center.

Note: Several international organizations, including NATO and the EU are headquartered in Brussels.
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