1. [syn: Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgian capital, capital of Belgium]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Brussels \Brussels\ prop. n. (Geography)
The capital city of Belgium. Population (2000) = 949,070
(metro). It has given its name to a kind of carpet, a kind of
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varieties, originally made in Brussels; as, Brussels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
Brussels wire ground, a ground for lace, made of silk, with
meshes partly straight and partly arched.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the capital and largest city of Belgium; seat of the North
Atlantic Treaty Organization [syn: Bruxelles, Brussels,
Belgian capital, capital of Belgium]
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):
Brussels, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
Population (2000): 141
Housing Units (2000): 70
Land area (2000): 0.606699 sq. miles (1.571344 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.606699 sq. miles (1.571344 sq. km)
FIPS code: 09148
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 38.947275 N, 90.588630 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.