Dulse (?), n. [Cf. Gael. duileasg; duille leaf + uisge water. Cf. Whisky.] 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.]

The crimson leaf of the dulse is seen To blush like a banner bathed in slaughter. Percival.


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