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An edible red seaweed (Palmaria palmata) that grows on rocky shores on both sides of the northern Atlantic Ocean.
[Scottish Gaelic duileasg, from Old Irish duilesc.]
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(Plants) any of several seaweeds, esp Rhodymenia palmata, that occur on rocks and have large red edible fronds
[C17: from Old Irish duilesc seaweed]
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a coarse edible red seaweed, Rhodymenia palmata.
[1540–50; Scots dial. < Scottish Gaelic duileasg]
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|Noun||1.||dulse - coarse edible red seaweed |
red algae - marine algae in which the chlorophyll is masked by a red or purplish pigment; source of agar and carrageenan
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