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Brussels sprout /brʌsəlz ˈspraʊt/  

(countable noun) Usage note: This is the usual term used by all speakers

A small green vegetable about 3-4 centimetres long, shaped like a tiny cabbage. Brussels sprouts are usually boiled or steamed before people eat them.

Example: like a kid trying to pretend he’d eaten a brussels sprout until his parents weren’t looking and he could spit it out. (

Brussels sprouts at the front of a market stall

(photo by Joanna Szerszunowicz)