Roan

Definition of Roan

Pronunciation: rōn
a.1.Having a bay, chestnut, brown, or black color, with gray or white thickly interspersed; - said of a horse.
Give my roan a drench.
- Shak.
2.Made of the leather called roan; as, roan binding.
Roan antelope
(Zool.) a very large South African antelope (Hippotragus equinus). It has long sharp horns and a stiff bright brown mane. Called also mahnya, equine antelope, and bastard gemsbok.
n.1.The color of a roan horse; a roan color.
2.A roan horse.
3.A kind of leather used for slippers, bookbinding, etc., made from sheepskin, tanned with sumac and colored to imitate ungrained morocco.
Roan tree
(Bot.) See Rowan tree.

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Titian, adust, auburn, bay, bay-colored, bayard, brazen, bronze, bronze-colored, bronzed, brownish-red, buckskin, calico pony, castaneous, chestnut, chestnut-brown, copper, copper-colored, coppery, cupreous, dapple-gray, dun, ferruginous, foxy, gray, grizzle, henna, liver-brown, liver-colored, livid-brown, mahogany, paint, painted pony, piebald, pinto, reddish-brown, rubiginous, rufous, russet, russety, rust, rust-colored, rusty, skewbald, sorrel, sunburned, terra-cotta
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