- Usually Brussels sprouts. a plant, Brassica oleracea gemmifera, having small, cabbagelike heads or buds along the stalk, eaten as a vegetable.
- Brussels sprouts. any of the heads or buds, eaten as a vegetable.
Origin of Brussels sprout
First recorded in 1790–1800
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- 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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