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Meaning of ROAN

Pronunciation:  rown

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  horse having a roan coat
  2. [n]  a soft sheepskin leather that is colored and finished to resemble morocco; used in bookbinding
  3. [adj]  (used of especially horses) having a brownish coat thickly sprinkled with white or gray; "a roan horse"

ROAN is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: colored, colorful, coloured, in color(p)
 See Also: Equus caballus, horse, leather



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Roan\, a. [F. rouan; cf. Sp. roano, ruano, It. rovano,
    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} (Zo["o]l.), 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}.
  2. \Roan\, 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. --DeColange.
    {Roan tree}. (Bot.) See {Rowan tree}.