Brussels sprout

or brus·sels sprout

[ bruhs-uhlz sprout ]
/ ˈbrʌs əlz ˈspraʊt /
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Botany. a cruciferous plant, Brassica oleracea gemmifera, having small, cabbagelike heads or buds along the stalk that are eaten as a vegetable: The Brussels sprout is a cool-season crop.Brussels sprouts were introduced to California agriculture around 1920.
Usually Brus·sels sprouts. any of the heads or buds, eaten as a vegetable: When preparing a medley of roasted vegetables, don’t forget the Brussels sprouts.
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Origin of Brussels sprout

First recorded in 1790–1800
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British Dictionary definitions for Brussels sprout

Brussels sprout

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