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  • n. A type of Irish sausage made from pigs' blood, suet, and salt; an Irish version of black pudding.


From the Irish word drisĂ­n / drĂșishin. (Wiktionary)


  • Cathy Barry sells drisheen, pints of Murphy and crubeens.

    The Boys of Fair Hill (2)

  • Two girls are asking the assistant how to cook drisheen, the Irish black pudding which can only be described as a hard-core delicacy. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The lampredotto was dominated, flavour-wise, by the spicy sauce lathered on top. boiled in milk and served with onions (a combination my colleague appealingly describes as tasting "like a sweaty hot water bottle"), a treatment that's also used in Ireland where it's commonly served with drisheen.

    The Guardian World News

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  • Type of sausage made from pigs' blood and tansey, recommended for invalids.

    February 23, 2007