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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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One British seed developer received an award for creating a hybrid Brussels sprout, styled the "Flower Sprout", which crosses the humble green with a curly kale.
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