rosemaling

rosemaling

[roh-zuh-mah-ling]
noun
decorative work of Norwegian folk origin consisting of painted or carved floral designs, as on furniture or woodwork.

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

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rosemaling (ˈrəʊzəˌmɑːlɪŋ, -sə-)
 
n
a type of painted or carved decoration in Scandinavian peasant style consisting of floral motifs
 
[C20: from Norwegian, literally: rose painting]

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