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noun ro·se·ma·ling \ˈrō-zə-ˌmä-liŋ, -sə-\

Definition of rosemaling

  1. :  painted or sometimes carved decoration (as on furniture, walls, or wooden dinnerware) in Scandinavian peasant style that consists especially of floral designs and inscriptions

Origin and Etymology of rosemaling

Norwegian, from rose rose + maling painting

First Known Use: 1942

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