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 for Brussels sprouts
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sprout \Sprout\, n. [Cf. AS. sprote a sprout, sprig; akin to
     Icel. sproti, G. sprosse. See Sprout, v. i.]
     1. The shoot of a plant; a shoot from the seed, from the
        stump, or from the root or tuber, of a plant or tree; more
        rarely, a shoot from the stem of a plant, or the end of a
        branch.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. pl. Young coleworts; Brussels sprouts. --Johnson.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Brussels sprouts (Bot.) See under Brussels.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brussels \Brussels\ prop. n. (Geography)
     The capital city of Belgium. Population (2000) = 949,070
     (metro). It has given its name to a kind of carpet, a kind of
     lace, etc.
     [PJC]
  
     Brussels carpet, a kind of carpet made of worsted yarn
        fixed in a foundation web of strong linen thread. The
        worsted, which alone shows on the upper surface in drawn
        up in loops to form the pattern.
  
     Brussels ground, a name given to the handmade ground of
        real Brussels lace. It is very costly because of the
        extreme fineness of the threads.
  
     Brussels lace, an expensive kind of lace of several
        varieties, originally made in Brussels; as, Brussels
        point, Brussels ground, Brussels wire ground.
  
     Brussels net, an imitation of Brussels ground, made by
        machinery.
  
     Brussels point. See Point lace.
  
     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 wire ground, a ground for lace, made of silk, with
        meshes partly straight and partly arched.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  brussels sprouts
      n 1: the small edible cabbage-like buds growing along a stalk of
           the brussels sprout plant

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