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roan

adjective \ ˈrōn also ˈrō-ən \

Definition of roan

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

Origin and Etymology of roan

Middle French, from Old Spanish roano

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roan

noun

Definition of roan

1 : an animal (such 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

1566

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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roan

noun

Definition of roan

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

Origin and Etymology of roan

origin unknown

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ROAN Defined for Kids

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roan

adjective \ ˈrōn \

Definition of roan for Students

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

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roan

noun

Definition of roan for Students

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


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