\ ˈdəls How to pronounce dulse (audio) \

Definition of dulse

: any of several coarse red seaweeds (especially Palmaria palmata) found especially in northern latitudes and used as a food condiment

Examples of dulse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a spread made from cabbage and dulse that approaches the experience of eating an extremely ripe cheese, then just keeps on going. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "What’s on the menu at Falmouth’s Buffalo Jump? ‘Weird food that only weirdos like’," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of dulse

circa 1698, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dulse

modification of Scottish Gaelic duileasg; akin to Welsh delysg dulse

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“Dulse.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dulse. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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out of the ordinary or unreasonable

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