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roan

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adjective \ˈrōn also ˈrō-ən\

Definition of roan

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1530

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roan

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Definition of roan

  1. 1 :  an animal (such as a horse) with a roan coat —usually used of a red roan when unqualified

  2. 2 :  the color of a roan horse —used especially when the base color is red

1566

First Known Use of roan

1566

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roan

noun

Definition of roan

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

Origin and Etymology of roan

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1818

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ROAN Defined for Kids

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roan

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adjective \ˈrōn\

Definition of roan for Students

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


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roan

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noun

Definition of roan for Students

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



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