brussels sprouts

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n brussels sprouts the small edible cabbage-like buds growing along a stalk of the brussels sprout plant
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most disliked vegetable by Americans is Brussels sprouts
    • Brussels sprouts (Bot) a plant of the Cabbage family, which produces, in the axils of the upright stem, numerous small green heads, or “sprouts,” each a cabbage in miniature, of one or two inches in diameter; the thousand-headed cabbage.
    • Brussels sprouts (Bot) See under Brussels.
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Usage

In literature:

When entire heads of such vegetables as cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, etc.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Brussels Sprouts, Culture of, 228.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction." by Various
Brussels sprouts are interesting in their growth.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
After the sole you will have a leg of mutton and then some Brussels sprouts.
"A Love Episode" by Emile Zola
I went over to help Mr. Welles transplant his Brussels sprouts, and we got to talking.
"The Brimming Cup" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
It was the brussels-sprout he had given her on the night they parted.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, April 4, 1917" by Various
All kinds of fruit and vegetables, except Brussels sprouts, are cheap and plentiful.
"Town Life in Australia" by R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH CURRY SAUCE.
"The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes" by Lewis Webb Hill
These are easy to cultivate in a garden, too, and are not as expensive as Brussels sprouts.
"Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Our meals consisted solely of "bully beef" and Brussels sprouts; this meal was varied occasionally by leaving out the sprouts.
"Night Bombing with the Bedouins" by Robert Henry Reece
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In poetry:

No sprouted wheat and soya shoots
And Brussels in a cake,
Carrot straw and spinach raw,
(Today, I need a steak).
"The Health-Food Diner" by Maya Angelou

In news:

Tips for transplanting young trees, growing great Brussels sprouts.
Brussels sprouts' renaissance alive in Bay Area.
There are vast fields of Brussels sprouts, with workers tossing plants bearing dozens of them onto a harvesting machine.
Brussels sprouts can generate pretty strong opinions.
Brussels sprouts can generate some pretty strong opinions.
Simple tricks for making perfect Brussels sprouts.
Trick or treating for Brussels sprouts.
1½ pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half through the core.
No need to hold your nose while eating these Brussels sprouts.
Brussels sprouts first need some steam, then hot pan on the grill.
Brussels sprouts are the perfect vegetable to use with a variety of other flavors: their hearty quality pairs well with and stands up to other strong tastes.
Brussels sprouts, halved and par-blanched.
Beg for roasted Brussels sprouts, devour kale and enthusiastically compost the cafeteria's food scraps.
Photograph by Noelle Luchino Sprouting Off: Dishes like this hanger steak with Brussels sprouts have Paragon 's trademark flair.
5 cups Brussels sprouts, washed, halved and patted dry.
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