A city of Belgium, giving its name to a kind of carpet, a kind of lace, etc. [1913 Webster]
, 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, an expensive kind of lace of several varieties, originally made in Brussels; as, Brussels point, Brussels ground, Brussels wire ground.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 machinery.
-- 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.