Definition of Drisheen

1. Noun. (Ireland) A type of Irish sausage made from pigs' blood, suet, and salt; an Irish version of black pudding. ¹



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Definition of Drisheen

1. an Irish sausage [n -S]

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Literary usage of Drisheen

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1. A Dictionary of Names, Nicknames and Surnames, of Persons, Places and Things by Edward Latham (1904)
"A drisheen is an article of food made of the serum of sheep's blood, mixed with milk and seasoned with pepper, salt and tansy. Wheeler. Druids. ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1860)
"It is not considered complimentary to a Cork man, to ask him if he is a native of the “drisheen City? ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1897)
"... called a drisheen, made in long sausage-skins, is flavoured with pounded tansy. This meat or blood pudding is itself a survival of one of the oldest ..."

4. On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish by Eugene O'Curry (1873)
"... a kind of pudding made of sheep's blood, called in Cork a drisheen, i. ccclxix. Droch, the wheel of a chariot, cf. ..."

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