One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The capital of Belgium and of the Belgian province of Brabant; population 1,048,491 (2008). The headquarters of the European Commission is located there. Flemish name Brussel /ˈbrys(ə)l/. French name Bruxelles /bʀysɛl/.
- ‘Buy your Brussels well before the last few days, when the price goes up; buy a net in a market and hang in the garage or shed to keep cold.’
- ‘Then Daisy turns the tables: ‘I'll eat my peas if you eat your Brussels’ but Mum does not like sprouts, so they both ditch the vegetables and eat their pudding!’
- ‘Peel the carrots, get rid of any outer leaves from the Brussels and trim the beans.’
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