Definition of Brussels sprout in English:

Brussels sprout

(also brussels sprout)

noun

  • 1A vegetable consisting of the small compact bud of a variety of cabbage.

    • ‘All our dishes came with tureens of roast potatoes, new potatoes, carrots, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and green beans tossed with bacon bits.’
    • ‘Studies show cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli and Brussels sprouts have anticancer properties, especially when minimally cooked.’
    • ‘Zinc is also abundant in spinach, parsley, collard greens, Brussels sprouts, cucumbers, string beans and prunes.’
    • ‘Brassica vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower are rich in indole - 3-carbinol, which may reduce the risk of prostate cancer.’
    • ‘Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable (other members of this family include broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage).’
    • ‘Vegetables to stock up on include broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, spinach, kale and cauliflower.’
    • ‘Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, can help prevent cancer and ward off heart disease.’
    • ‘Warren recommends eating plenty of cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, turnips and kale, which are high in antioxidants.’
    • ‘Food sources of folic acid include dried beans and peas, liver, avocado, asparagus, spinach, Brussels sprouts, oranges, romaine lettuce, and wheat germ.’
    • ‘You can also use vegetables like carrots, butternut squash, turnips, potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, asparagus, spring onions, and peeled garlic cloves.’
    • ‘Examples of cruciferous vegetables include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, and turnip greens.’
    • ‘I was tempted by the hot savoury pancakes, the zucchini cheese pastry, the foie gras with poppy folio and the stuffed Brussel sprouts, but am a sucker for asparagus and could not resist it in hollandaise sauce.’
    • ‘To serve, spoon some pearl onions and Brussels sprouts leaves in the center of a plate, set two pieces of yellowtail on top, and sprinkle with fleur de sel.’
    • ‘Next, fill your plate with cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and kale.’
    • ‘In the meantime it may help to avoid gas-producing foods, including beans, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, eggplant, radishes and onions.’
    • ‘Eat plenty of broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and watercress (preferably organic).’
    • ‘Other examples of the class are kale, rutabaga, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kohlrabi, and collard.’
    • ‘Vegetables like cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and turnips may reduce the risk of cancerous tumors.’
    • ‘To include indirect antioxidants in your diet, eat daily servings of broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and citrus fruits and drink green tea.’
    • ‘The vegetables include creamed cauliflower, mashed potato, roast potato, carrots, peas, Brussels sprouts and cabbage.’
    1. 1.1The plant which yields Brussels sprouts, bearing many along a tall single stem.
      • ‘Plant out winter greens, such as broccoli and Brussels sprouts, in the vegetable plot.’
      • ‘The club has grown a wide variety of vegetables and herbs including carrots, Brussels sprouts and beetroot, as well as tomatoes and cucumbers in the greenhouse.’
      • ‘Every fall I can count on them to raise havoc with whatever is growing after the first frost - lettuce, kale, Brussels sprouts, cabbage.’
      • ‘Brassicas - cabbage, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts - should be planted out, with protection from birds and white butterflies.’
      • ‘No need to restrict yourself to cabbage and Brussels sprouts, fall & winter gardening can include a variety of lovely edibles.’
      • ‘This is especially true for cole crops such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and kale.’
      • ‘It's not difficult to grow say, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts and rhubarb.’
      • ‘Pieris rapae was reared on Brussels sprouts plants (Brassica oleracea gemmifera cv. Icarus) in a climate room (21±1 °C, 50–70% RH, L16:D8).’
      • ‘The cabbage and Brussels sprouts we sowed last week are beginning to show now and I have removed the clingfilm to allow room for the seedlings to develop.’
      • ‘Starting with wild cabbage, breeders produced domestic cabbage, broccoli, kohlrabi, kale, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts.’
      • ‘If you have late-season crops like Brussels sprouts or kale, just scatter seeds under the plants' leaves, and the cover crop will come along as the other crops are harvested.’
      • ‘U.S. farms had previously used it for food crops such as Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, peanuts and peppers.’
      • ‘Cabbage, cauliflower, turnips, kohlrabi and Brussels sprouts predominate, but he also grows potatoes and sugar snap peas.’
      • ‘But chiefly he fulfills a statistician's dream with his minute record of Brussels sprouts, cabbages, and tulips planted, harvested, and planted again.’
      • ‘Another acquaintance of mine didn't believe in chemical pesticides for gardening so he cut out squares from old carpet and placed one around each Brussels sprout plant to prevent creepy-crawlies climbing up.’
      • ‘Keep cabbages, Brussels sprouts and cauliflowers covered with horticultural fleece or a fine netting to prevent cabbage white butterflies from laying eggs.’

Pronunciation:

Brussels sprout

/ˈbrəsəlz ˌsprout/