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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 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.’
1940s: from Norwegian, literally rose painting.
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