Crossword clues for roan
- Horse whose coat is sprinkled with white hairs
- Leather often treated to look like morocco
- A soft sheepskin leather that is colored and finished to resemble morocco
- Used in bookbinding
- Barbary ___, favorite horse of Richard II
- Leather from sheepskin
- Horse of a certain hue
- White-sprinkled horse
- Certain horse
- Morocco-like sheepskin
- "___ Stallion," Jeffers poem
- Sheepskin used in bookbinding
- Sorrel's kin
- Type of feather
- Sorrel's cousin
- Soft leather
- Horse coloration
- Sheepskin book binding
- Reddish-brown horse
- White-flecked horse
- Flecked horse
- Sheepskin morocco
- Reddish horse
- Bookbinder's sheepskin
- Horse or color
- Kind of equine
- Colorful horse
- Horse of a sort
- Kin of a bay or chestnut
- Stablemate of a sorrel
- Spotted horse
- Equine tone
- Relative of a sorrel
- Horse or antelope
- Bay and gray horse
- Horse of a reddish color
- Type of horse
- Racing-form word
- Horse of another color
- Horse or sheepskin
- Appaloosa's relative
- Ruddy steed
- Like Robinson Jeffers's stallion
- Speckled horse
- Imitation morocco
- Bookbinding leather
- Horse of a certain color
- Equine shade
- Horse color
- Horse with a gray-sprinkled coat
- Dark horse
- Moroccolike leather
- Bookbinder's leather
- Stable color
- Equine color
- Rust sprinkled with white
- Colorful mount
- Distinctive horse
- Dappled horse
- Horse of different colors
- Reddish shade
- Gray-spotted horse
- Stable shade
- Horse ridden by Hotspur in "King Henry IV, Part I"
- Speckled steed
- Sheepskin leather
- Horse coloring
- Mixed-with-white, as horsehair
- Horse's hue
- Some leather
- Kind of leather
- Sheepskin leather for bookbinding
- A horse of a different color?
- Relative of a chestnut
- Like Hotspur's horse in "King Henry IV, Part I"
- Horse of a different color?
- Alternative to chestnut
- Gray-sprinkled horse
- Horse hue
- Horse with more than one color
- Coat color
- Multihued horse
- Midwest transportation inits.
- Color of a sprinkled coat
- Color similar to chestnut
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Roan \Roan\, n.
The color of a roan horse; a roan color.
A roan horse.
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.
Roan \Roan\ (r[=o]n), a. [F. rouan; cf. Sp. roano, ruano, It. rovano, roano.]
Having a bay, chestnut, brown, or black color, with gray or white thickly interspersed; -- said of a horse.
Give my roan a drench.
Made of the leather called roan; as, roan binding.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1520s, from Middle French roan "reddish brown," perhaps from Spanish roano, from Old Spanish raudano, probably from a Germanic source (compare Gothic raudan, accusative of rauðs "red"). Chiefly of horses.
a. 1 Especially of a horse, having a coat of a dark base color with individual white hairs mixed in 2 Made of the leather called roan. n. 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. 3 A kind of leather used for slippers, bookbinding, etc., made from sheepskin, tanned with sumac and colored to imitate ungrained morocco.
adj. (used of especially horses) having a brownish coat thickly sprinkled with white or gray; "a roan horse"
n. a soft sheepskin leather that is colored and finished to resemble morocco; used in bookbinding
horse having a roan coat
Roan is a coat color found in many animals, including horses, cattle and dogs. It is defined generally as an even mixture of white and pigmented hairs that do not "gray out" or fade as the animal ages. There are a variety of genetic conditions which produce the colors described as "roan" in various species.
Roan may refer to:
- a roan, a valley that curves upward.
- Battle of Roan's Tan Yard, an action during the American Civil War
John Roan School, a comprehensive secondary school in Blackheath, South-East London
- John Roan, its founder
Roan (color), a type of coat color in animals of intermixed white and darker-colored hairs
- Roan (horse), the coat color in horses
- Varnish roan, a leopard-complex horse coat color that looks similar to roan
- Roan Antelope, an African savanna antelope
- Roan (name), a personal name and surname
- The Secret of Roan Inish, an independent film directed by John Sayles, released widely in 1994
- USS Charles H. Roan (DD-853) (1946–1973), a Gearing-class destroyer of the United States Navy
- "Strawberry Roan", a song about a horse of that color, by Marty Robbins
Roan is a horse coat color pattern characterized by an even mixture of colored and white hairs on the body, while the head and " points"—lower legs, mane and tail—are mostly solid-colored. Horses with roan coats have white hairs evenly intermingled throughout any other color. The head, legs, mane and tail have fewer scattered white hairs or none at all. The roan pattern is dominantly-inherited, and is found in many horse breeds. While the specific mutation responsible for roan has not been exactly identified, a DNA test can determine zygosity for roan in several breeds. True roan is always present at birth, though it may be hard to see until after the foal coat sheds out. The coat may lighten or darken from winter to summer, but unlike the gray coat color, which also begins with intermixed white and colored hairs, roans do not become progressively lighter in color as they age. The silvering effect of mixed white and colored hairs can create coats that look bluish or pinkish.
Usage examples of "roan".
Lord Jaufre and his party of grooms, austringers, and spaniels just outside the village, Melyssan saw that even the earl had exchanged his formidable black stallion for a quiet roan gelding.
She urged the old roan to a gallop and the buckboard began to rattle and sway.
Macklin swung into the saddle, reining back the chest- nut as Cissy climbed onto the roan.
Drey to Raif, then over to Mace Blackhail, who was busy hefting the saddle from the roan.
Amano made the boy ride in front with him, lest the roan upset Raku as well.
As Longarm unsaddled the roan, rubbed it down, and settled it in a stall with grain and water, he reflected on what he had learned so far.
Longarm unsaddled the roan, rubbed it down, and turned it into its usual stall.
Sharpe kicked his horse alongside Daniel Fletcher who was mounted on a big roan mare and leading an unsaddled Diomed by a long rein.
Hawken tucked under his left arm, he followed the Ute to where the sturdy roan waited.
Sir Wildred was a large man and he bestrode a raw-boned roan with the speed of a deer and the heart of a lion.
Wildred was a large man and he bestrode a raw-boned roan with the speed of a deer and the heart of a lion.
It was a brindled, mountainy roan, its coat all patchy with sweat, its miserable flanks still shuddering.
Once the two wizards were mounted, on a thick-necked black and a murrey roan, we made good time through the Caladhrian countryside.
I had been camped about a month I went across one day to enquire about a roan steer that had taken up with my bullocks, and there I saw Agnes for the first time.
I bought this roan steer off Cameron, and that started a sort of acquaintance.