rosemaling

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

Definition of rosemaling 

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

First Known Use of rosemaling

1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rosemaling

Norwegian, from rose rose + maling painting

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