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Brussels lace, an expensive kind of lace of several varieties, originally made in Brussels; as,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 wire ground. --
Brussels net, an imitation of Brussels ground, made by machinery. --
Brussels point. See Point lace. --
(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.
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