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Brussels sprout

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

1. Usu., Brussels sprouts. a plant, Brassica oleracea gemmifera, having small, cabbagelike heads or buds along the stalk.
2. Brussels sprouts, the heads or buds, eaten as a vegetable.
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Noun1.Brussels sprout - plant grown for its stout stalks of edible small green heads resembling diminutive cabbagesbrussels sprout - plant grown for its stout stalks of edible small green heads resembling diminutive cabbages
brussels sprouts - the small edible cabbage-like buds growing along a stalk of the brussels sprout plant
crucifer, cruciferous plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae
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Brussels sprout

ncavoletto di Bruxelles
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References in periodicals archive ?
By what name is the vegetable Brassica oleracea gemmifera better known?
Takenaka, "Arabis gemmifera is a Hyperaccumulator of Cd and Zn," International Journal of Phytoremediation, vol.
Wild cabbage (not cultivated) Acephala: kale and collards Alboglabra: Chinese broccoli Botrytis: cauliflower, Romanesco broccoli, and broccoflower Capitata: cabbage, savoy cabbage, red cabbage Gemmifera: Brussels sprouts Gongylodes: kohlrabi Italica: broccoli
gemmifera) are clearly related to cabbage, but they're also kin to other cruciferous vegetables, including broccoli, kale, and cauliflower.
oleracea are cabbage (capitata group), cauliflower (botrytis botrytis group), broccoli (botrytis italica group), Brussels sprouts (gemmifera group) and kale (acephala group) (CARTEA & al., 2011).
Scientific name Common name Vegetables Pisum sativae Garden pea Lactuca sativa Lettuce cv butterhead Brassica oleraceae cv Acephala Kale Phaseolus vulgaris Green bean Daucus carota Carrot Brassicae oleracea cv Capitata Cabbage Brassica oleracea cv Gemmifera Brussels sprouts Allium cepeae Onion Cucumis sativa Cucumber Allium sativum Garlic Brassica oleracea cv Acephala Collards Solanum melongea Eggplant Solanum lycopersicum Tomato Capsicum annuum Bell pepper Apium graveolens Celery Abelmoschus esculentus Okra Foeniculum vulgare Fennel Zea mays Sweet corn Ornamental plants Nerium oleander Oleander Hippeastratum sp.