ROAN

roan

(adjective) (used of especially horses) having a brownish coat thickly sprinkled with white or grey; “a roan horse”

roan

(noun) a horse having a brownish coat thickly sprinkled with white or gray

roan

(noun) a soft sheepskin leather that is colored and finished to resemble morocco; used in bookbinding

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Adjective

roan (not comparable)

Especially of a horse, having a coat of a dark base color with individual white hairs mixed in

Made of the leather called roan.

Noun

roan (plural roans)

An animal such as a horse that has a coat of a dark base color with individual white hairs mixed in.

The color of such an animal.

A kind of leather used for slippers, bookbinding, etc, made from sheepskin, tanned with sumac and colored to imitate ungrained morocco.

Etymology 2

Noun

roan (plural roans)

Archaic form of rowan (“kind of tree”).

Anagrams

• Arno, Aron, NRAO, Nora, Oran, Rona, rona

Source: Wiktionary


Roan, a. Etym: [F. rouan; cf. Sp. roano, ruano, It. rovano, roano.]

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 (Zoöl.), 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.

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.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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