What does Brussels mean?

Brussels meaning in General Dictionary

A city of Belgium providing its name to a kind of carpeting a type of lace an such like

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  • the capital and largest city of Belgium; seat of the North Atlantic Treaty company
  • A city of Belgium, providing its title to some sort of carpeting, a sort of lace, etc.

Brussels meaning in Etymology Dictionary

money of old Brabant, now of Belgium, of Germanic beginning, from brocca "marsh" + sali "room, building," from Latin cella (see cell). It arose 6c. as a fortress on an island in a river. As a type of carpeting, from 1799; as a type of lace, from 1748. Brussels sprouts (Brassica oleracea gemmifera) attested from 1748 (first written description is from 1580s).

Brussels meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A city of Belgium, giving its title to some sort of carpet, a kind of lace, etc.

Sentence Examples with the word Brussels

The unfinished state of his Chronique at the time of his death, coupled with political considerations, may possibly account for the fact that it remained unprinted during the century that followed his death, and his historical work was only disinterred from the libraries of Arras, Paris and Brussels by the painstaking researches of M.

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