Brussels

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Germanic, composed of the words *brōkaz (marsh) + *saliz (building, room). The metonymic meaning of Brussels as the European Union stems from the fact that the EU headquarters are based in Brussels.

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Proper noun[edit]

Brussels

  1. The capital of Belgium.
  2. (metonymically) The administrative apparatus of the European Union.

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Noun[edit]

Brussels (plural Brussels)

  1. A Brussels carpet.
    • 1911, Dry Goods Economist (volume 65, issue 3, page 51)
      If the same design be produced in a Brussels and in a Tapestry it will be found that the Brussels shows sharp, clean-cut outlines, where the Tapestry gives ragged, uneven effects, []