? from diddledee (n.) a shrub in the Falkland Islands and other Antarctic regions once used as a source of fuel by whalers;
pine-needles have been used for kindling by the Nantucket people for many generations
From: The Bizarre Notes and Queries,
A Monthly Magazine of History, Folk-lore, Mathematics, Mysticism, Art, Science, Etc.
Miscellaneous Notes and Queries With Answers
Waste-Basket of Words, Vol. VI, August, 1889. No. 8