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Brussels sprouts,

variety (gemmifera) of cabbagecabbage,
leafy garden vegetable of many widely dissimilar varieties, all probably descended from the wild, or sea, cabbage (Brassica oleracea) of the family Cruciferae (or Brassicaceae; mustard family), found on the coasts of Europe.
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 producing small edible heads (sprouts) along the stem. It is cultivated like cabbage and was first developed in Belgium and France in the 18th cent. Brussels sprouts are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Capparales (or Brassicales), family Cruciferae (or Brassicaceae).

brussels sprouts

[¦brəs·əlz ′sprau̇ts]
(botany)
Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera. A biennial crucifer of the order Capparales cultivated for its small, edible, headlike buds.
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Most people eat Brussels sprouts steamed or boiled like cabbage.