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Meaning of Brussels sprout

Brus'sels sprout'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Usually,
  2. a plant, Brassica oleracea gemmifera, having small, cabbagelike heads or buds along the stalk, eaten as a vegetable.
  3. any of the heads or buds, eaten as a vegetable.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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