• WordNet 3.6
    • n dulse coarse edible red seaweed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dulse dŭls (Bot) A seaweed of a reddish brown color, which is sometimes eaten, as in Scotland. The true dulse is Sarcophyllis edulis; the common is Rhodymenia. dillisk. "The crimson leaf of the dulse is seen
      To blush like a banner bathed in slaughter."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dulse A seaweed, Rhodymenia palmata, belonging to the order Florideœ. It has bright-red, broadly wedge-shaped fronds, from 6 to 12 inches long and 4 to 8 inches broad, irregularly cleft or otherwise divided, and often bearing frondlets on the margin. It is common between tide-marks, and extends into deeper waters, adhering to the rocks and to other algæ;. It is eaten in New England and in Scotland; in Iceland it is an important plant, and is stored in casks to be eaten with fish; in Kamtchatka a fermented liquor is made from it. In the south of England this name is given also to another alga of the same order, Iridœa edulis.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dulse duls an edible seaweed, with red, deeply-divided fronds, eaten in Ireland and elsewhere.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Gael. duileasg,; duille, leaf + uisge, water. Cf. Whisky
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gael, duileasgduille, a leaf, uisge, water.


In literature:

These, the half-cookie, the turnip, and the dulse, with the smell of the baker's bread, was all he had had.
"Sir Gibbie" by George MacDonald
Over this he spread some of the wet dulse, which soon crackled and shrivelled up, sending forth a rich and fragrant steam.
"Lost in the Fog" by James De Mille
Maida contributed some dulse for the hair, slitting it into ribbons, which she stuck on with glue.
"Maida's Little Shop" by Inez Haynes Irwin
From her window I saw Hendry buying dulse.
"A Window in Thrums" by J. M. Barrie
It is dulse and drift coming to the surface when the storm of the day is over.
"First Fam'lies of the Sierras" by Joaquin Miller
Among the dark-coloured is Rhodomenia palmata, better known as dulse, a common and edible species.
"Sea-Weeds, Shells and Fossils" by Peter Gray
Here is the dulse, your honour, It is wholesome, and has the good taste of the sea.
"The King's Threshold; and On Baile's Strand" by William Butler Yeats

In poetry:

I leant out over a ledging cliff and looked down into the sea,
Where weed and kelp and dulse swayed, in green translucency;
Where the abalone clung to the rock and the star-fish lay about,
Purpling the sands that slid away under the silver trout.
"Atavism" by Cale Young Rice

In news:

Wakame, nori, dulse, and arame seaweed .
Toasted Dulse with Baby Arugula Salad.