[ roh-zuh-mah-ling ]
/ ˈroʊ zəˌmɑ lɪŋ /


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


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Origin of rosemaling

1940–45; < Norwegian, equivalent to rose rose1 + maling painting Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for rosemaling

/ (ˈrəʊzəˌmɑːlɪŋ, -sə-) /


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

Word Origin for rosemaling

C20: from Norwegian, literally: rose painting
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