brussels sprouts

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Brussels sprouts

pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
1. A plant (Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera) in the mustard family, having stout cabbagelike buds.
2. The buds of this plant, eaten as a vegetable.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: sprouts - the small edible cabbage-like buds growing along a stalk of the brussels sprout plant
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
cruciferous vegetable - a vegetable of the mustard family: especially mustard greens; various cabbages; broccoli; cauliflower; brussels sprouts
Brassica oleracea gemmifera, brussels sprout - plant grown for its stout stalks of edible small green heads resembling diminutive cabbages
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And seed the last of the winter crops: peas, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, Chinese greens, lettuce and the like.
I am amazed at your report that Safeway, Byker, had sold only 650 Brussels sprouts to the time of writing.
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Broccoli and Brussels sprouts get spectacular scores because of their carotenoids, vitamin C, folate, and fiber.