<botany> A seaweed of a reddish brown colour, which is sometimes eaten, as in Scotland. The true dulse is Sarcophyllis edulis; the common is Rhodymenia.

Alternative forms: dillisk] "The crimson leaf of the dulse is seen To blush like a banner bathed in slaughter." (Percival)

Origin: Cf. Gael. Duileasg; duille leaf + uisge water. Cf. Whisky.

(01 Mar 1998)

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