AskDefine | Define roan

Dictionary Definition

roan adj : (used of especially horses) having a brownish coat thickly sprinkled with white or gray; "a roan horse"


1 a soft sheepskin leather that is colored and finished to resemble morocco; used in bookbinding
2 horse having a roan coat

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. especially of a horse, having a coat of a dark base color with individual white hairs mixed in


  1. an animal such as a horse that has a coat of a dark base color with individual white hairs mixed in
  2. the color of such an animal

Extensive Definition

Roan may refer to: a roan is a valley that curves upward.


  • Charles H. Roan (1923-1944), United States Marine who sacrificed his life during World War II, posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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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