rosemaling

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

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. rosehip,
  2. rosella,
  3. roselle,
  4. roselle park,
  5. rosellen,
  6. rosemarie,
  7. rosemary,
  8. rosemead,
  9. rosemont,
  10. rosenberg

Origin of rosemaling

1940–45; < Norwegian, equivalent to rose rose1 + maling painting

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British Dictionary definitions for rosemaling

rosemaling

/ (ˈrəʊzəˌmɑːlɪŋ, -sə-) /

noun

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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