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roan

 (rōn)
adj.
Having a chestnut, bay, or sorrel coat thickly sprinkled with white or gray: a roan horse.
n.
1.
a. The characteristic coloring of a roan horse.
b. A roan horse or other animal.
2. A soft flexible sheepskin leather, often treated to resemble morocco and used in bookbinding.

[From Old French roan, rouan, from Old Spanish roán, rodano, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *rāvidānus (from Latin rāvidus, gray, yellowish-gray, from rāvus, gray, yellowish-gray, of unknown origin) and or of Germanic origin (akin to Old English rēad, red; see reudh- in Indo-European roots).]

roan

(rəʊn)
adj
(Breeds) (of a horse) having a bay (red roan), chestnut (strawberry roan), or black (blue roan) coat sprinkled with white hairs
n
1. (Breeds) a horse having such a coat
2. (Tanning) a soft unsplit sheepskin leather with a close tough grain, used in bookbinding, etc
[C16: from Old French, from Spanish roano, probably from Gothic rauths red]

roan1

(roʊn)

adj.
1. (chiefly of horses) of the color sorrel, chestnut, or bay, sprinkled with gray or white.
n.
2. a horse or other animal with a roan coat.
[1520–30; < Middle French (French rouan) < Sp roano, of uncertain orig.]

roan2

(roʊn)
n.
1. a soft, flexible sheepskin leather, used in bookbinding, often made to imitate morocco.
adj.
2. prepared with or bound in roan.
[1810–20; of obscure orig.; relation, if any, with 16th century, late Middle English rone “a kind of hide” is unclear]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.roan - a soft sheepskin leather that is colored and finished to resemble morocco; used in bookbinding
leather - an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning
2.roan - a horse having a brownish coat thickly sprinkled with white or gray
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
Adj.1.roan - (used of especially horses) having a brownish coat thickly sprinkled with white or grey; "a roan horse"
colored, coloured, colorful - having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination; "colored crepe paper"; "the film was in color"; "amber-colored heads of grain"
Translations

roan

[rəʊn]
A. ADJruano
B. Ncaballo m ruano

roan

[ˈrəʊn]
nrouan(ne) m/f
adj [horse] → rouan(ne)

roan

adj horserötlich grau
nRotschimmel m

roan

[rəʊn]
1. adjroano/a
2. n (horse) → roano
References in classic literature ?
The roan horse snorted beneath them, and the rider caressed and soothed it and tied it farther away.
He heard footsteps approaching, and drove his spurs so fiercely into the roan as to force a surprised groan from the animal as it leaped forward.
Eight hundred yards straight away were the woods, and the roan was covering the distance with mighty strides.
He was thinking of the bright blush that overspread her face when Hardyman first spoke to her; he was thinking of the invitation to her to see the stud-farm, and to ride the roan mare; he was thinking of the utterly powerless position in which he stood towards Isabel and towards the highly-born gentleman who admired her.
"Not but what the roan was a better trotter than yours."
Antonia had gone down to the barn one night to see that all was well before she went to bed, and she noticed that one of the roans was swollen about the middle and stood with its head hanging.
Blue Water was engaged to conduct port services in Esbjerg, sea freight and port services in Monstad, and trucking to site for the Roan wind project.
The parties intend that Roan Resources will uplist the Roan Common Stock to the New York Stock Exchange in 2018.
figure By RUPI MANGAT At the Nyatote gate of Ruma National Park in Lambwe Valley near Lake Victoria, metal casts of the roan antelope (Hippotragus equines langheldi) are nailed to the gates.This subspecies of the antelope, with its face that looks like it was painted by a make-up artist, is only found in Ruma.
I am grateful to the NHS Stewartry Team and the Roan Family for committing their time to this exciting new initiative."