pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
1. A plant (Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera) in the mustard family, having stout cabbagelike buds.
2. The buds of this plant, eaten as a vegetable.
(click for a larger image)Brussels sprouts
Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera
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