Main definitions of Brussels in US English:

: Brussels1Brussels2

Brussels1

proper noun

  • The capital of Belgium, in the central part of the country; population 1,048,491 (2008). The headquarters of the European Commission is located here. Flemish name Brussel.

    French name Bruxelles

Pronunciation

Brussels

/ˈbrəsəlz//ˈbrəsəlz/

Main definitions of Brussels in US English:

: Brussels1Brussels2

Brussels2

plural noun

informal
  • Brussels sprouts.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

Brussels

/ˈbrəsəlz//ˈbrəsəlz/