rosemaled

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English[edit]

A rosemaled chest from Telemark dating from 1776 in the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History in Oslo, Norway

Etymology[edit]

rosemaling +‎ -ed, modelled after Norwegian Bokmål rosemalt.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rosemaled (comparative more rosemaled, superlative most rosemaled)

  1. (US) Adorned with rosemaling.
    • 2006, Philip Nusbaum, “Rosemaling”, in Richard Sisson, Christian Zacher, and Andrew [R. L.] Cayton, editors, The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia, Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, →ISBN, page 410:
      Rosemaled Amerika trunks and other items have been prominently displayed in Norwegian American homes in the upper Midwest since frontier days. Early in the twenty-first century, in Norwegian areas of the Midwest, one also sees rosemaling in public settings such as stores and churches.

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