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1roan

adjective \ˈrōn also ˈrō-ən\

Definition of ROAN

:  having the base color (as red, black, or brown) muted and lightened by admixture of white hairs <a roan horse> <a roan calf>

Origin of ROAN

Middle French, from Old Spanish roano
First Known Use: 1530

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

Rhymes with ROAN

2roan

noun

Definition of ROAN

1
:  an animal (as a horse) with a roan coat —usually used of a red roan when unqualified
2
:  the color of a roan horse —used especially when the base color is red

First Known Use of ROAN

1580

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

3roan

noun

Definition of ROAN

:  sheepskin tanned with sumac and colored and finished to imitate morocco

Origin of ROAN

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1818

Other Fur and Leather Terms

chamois, fell, kip
ROAN Defined for Kids

1roan

adjective \ˈrōn\

Definition of ROAN for Kids

:  of a dark color (as black or brown) mixed with white <a roan horse>

2roan

noun

Definition of ROAN for Kids

:  an animal (as a horse) with a dark-colored coat mixed with white

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