Definition of rosemaling in English:

rosemaling

noun

North American
  • 1[mass noun] The art, originating in Norway, of painting wooden furniture and objects with flower motifs:

    ‘the folk art of rosemaling’
    • ‘You can find wall-mounted coat racks with rosemaling, or other styles of decorative painting.’
    1. 1.1 Painted flower motifs as used in rosemaling:
      ‘there is excruciating embarrassment in smudged rosemaling’
      • ‘The current popularity of the peasant arts of wood carving and rosemaling (rose painting) also grew out of the bygdelag tradition.’

Origin

1940s: from Norwegian, literally rose painting.

Pronunciation:

rosemaling

/ˈrəʊsəˌmɑːlɪŋ/