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rosemaling

[ roh-zuh-mah-ling ]

noun

  1. decorative work of Norwegian folk origin consisting of painted or carved floral designs, as on furniture or woodwork.


rosemaling

/ -sə-; ˈrəʊzəˌmɑːlɪŋ /

noun

  1. a type of painted or carved decoration in Scandinavian peasant style consisting of floral motifs


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Word History and Origins

Origin of rosemaling1

1940–45; < Norwegian, equivalent to rose rose 1 + maling painting

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Word History and Origins

Origin of rosemaling1

C20: from Norwegian, literally: rose painting

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