: 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 Next, at the beach, take a seaweed walk alongside seals and sea birds and learn how to traditionally harvest seaweed, rock samphire and pepper dulse. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Feb. 2022 For the cabbage slaw Stir shredded cabbage with 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus the rice wine vinegar, sesame seeds and dulse. Nick Marino, New York Times, 4 Mar. 2020 Toasted dulse, which has been called the bacon of the sea, goes in crumbles over everything. Tamar Adler, Vogue, 15 Feb. 2019 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, 11 July 2018

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Word History


modification of Scottish Gaelic duileasg; akin to Welsh delysg dulse

First Known Use

circa 1698, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dulse was circa 1698

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“Dulse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dulse. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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