- a coarse, edible, red seaweed, Rhodymenia palmata.
Origin of dulse
1540–50; Scots dial. < Scots Gaelic duileasg (by syncope, as in Scots, etc.)
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Rhodymenia palmata (dulse) is an article of food in Ireland and Scotland.
It is dulse and drift coming to the surface when the storm of the day is over.First Fam'lies of the Sierras
Among the dark-coloured is Rhodomenia palmata, better known as dulse, a common and edible species.Sea-Weeds, Shells and Fossils
The seaweeds Rhodymenia palmata (dulse) and Desmarestia are plentiful; also beautiful worms, crustaceans, and starfishes.
So, there being nothing further to be done, I filled my pockets with the dulse that grows there, thin and sweet.The Dew of Their Youth
S. R. Crockett
- any of several seaweeds, esp Rhodymenia palmata, that occur on rocks and have large red edible fronds
C17: from Old Irish duilesc seaweed