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Meaning of BRUSSELS

Pronunciation:  'brusulz

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the capital and largest city of Belgium; seat of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

BRUSSELS is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: Belgian capital, Bruxelles, capital of Belgium
 See Also: Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom of Belgium, national capital



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Brus"sels\, n.
A city of Belgium, giving its name to a kind of carpet, a
kind of lace, etc.

{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   varieties, originally made in Brussels; as, Brussels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

{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.