Brussels sprouts



  • noun a variety of cabbage with a tall main stem, which develops buds which are picked and eaten as fresh vegetables or may be kept frozen


  • A member of the Brassica family, Brassica oleraceae (Gemmifera Group), consisting of small (up to 4 cm diameter), usually tight, basal leaf buds distributed evenly along a thick vertical stalk, harvested in autumn and winter and said to taste better after being frosted. Usually boiled or steamed but may be braised.