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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Dulse
A seaweed of a reddish brown color, which is sometimes eaten, as in Scotland. The true dulse is Sarcophyllis edulis; the common is Rhodymenia. Alt. spell.: dillisk.

Etymology: Cf. Gael. duileasg; duille leaf + uisge water. Cf. Whisky

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  1. Coarse edible red seaweed

From Irish duileasc, Scottish Gaelic duileasg; compare Welsh delysg.

  1. A seaweed of a reddish-brown color (Palmaria palmata) which is sometimes eaten, as in Scotland.

dulse was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano and Ladino

Fun Facts about the name Dulse

  • How Popular is the name Dulse? Dulse is the 24,549th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Dulse have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 253 babies born with the first name Dulse in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dulse to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dulse? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1985 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dulse first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dulse is Sunday, October 6th, 1907.
  • What year had the most people named Dulse born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dulse was in 2001 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Random Dulse Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dulse is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Dulse: The name spelled backwards is Eslud. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Eusld. How do you pronounce that?
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