Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An edible red seaweed (Palmaria palmata) that grows on rocky shores on both sides of the northern Atlantic Ocean.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A seaweed, Rhodymenia palmata, belonging to the order Florideœ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (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. [Written also dillisk.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A seaweed of a reddish-brown color (Palmaria palmata) which is sometimes eaten, as in Scotland.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun coarse edible red seaweed

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Scottish Gaelic duileasg, from Old Irish duilesc.]

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From Irish duileasc, Scottish Gaelic duileasg; compare Welsh delysg.

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  • kind of red Scottish and Irish seaweed used as food.

    October 24, 2008

  • Also hand-harvested on Grand Manan Island (Dark Harbour and elsewhere) in New Brunswick, Canada and Ironbound Island, Winter Harbor, Maine, USA as "Wild Atlantic Dulse" (Palmaria palmata). Many wet "tons" to yield very few "pounds" in the lowest cycles of tides, created by our Moon. Sundried on rocks and/or nets.

    October 22, 2009

  • Not to be confused with pulse.

    October 22, 2009