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Definition of "dulse" [dulse]

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dulse" in a sentence
  • "Our living now is very hard, shell-fish are very scarce, and difficult to be had; the sea - weeds are our greatest support; we have found a sort of sea-weed which we call dulse, it is a narrow weed, growing on rocks in the sea, which, when boil'd about two hours, thickens the water like flour; this we esteem a good and wholsome food."
  • "Dinger asked, pointing to a rock covered in the brown edible seaweed called dulse."
  • "This was a marine plant called dulse, which, in these waters, grows very plentifully, and is gathered and dried by the people in large quantities."