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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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 The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. coarse edible red seaweed


Scottish Gaelic duileasg, from Old Irish duilesc.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Irish duileasc, Scottish Gaelic duileasg; compare Welsh delysg. (Wiktionary)



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  • Not to be confused with pulse.

    October 22, 2009

  • 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

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

    October 24, 2008