Meaning of “Brussels sprout” in the English Dictionary

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"Brussels sprout" in British English

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Brussels sproutnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌbrʌs.əlz ˈspraʊt/ us /ˌbrʌs.əlz ˈspraʊt/ UK also sprout

Examples from literature

  • After the sole you will have a leg of mutton and then some Brussels sprouts. 
  • All cooked green vegetables such as spinach, asparagus, string beans, fresh green peas, Brussels sprouts, dandelion leaves, greens, cabbages, mushrooms and other foods of this sort will likewise be helpful. 
  • The "greens," leafy vegetables like spinach, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, and lettuce, are the ones that help most in these last ways—"protective foods," they have been called. 
  • There were Brussels sprouts, and sometimes she found in a cellar carrots or cabbages. 
  • This makes a mild, pleasantly pungent sauce, to enliven the cabbage family—hot cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts. 

(Definition of “Brussels sprout” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)