roan

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French roan, probably from Spanish roano, from Old Spanish raudano, itself probably of Germanic origin (compare Gothic raudan, accusative of 𐍂𐌰𐌿𐌸𐍃 (rauþs, red).

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roan (not comparable)

  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.
    roan binding

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Noun[edit]

roan (plural roans)

  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.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of DeColange to this entry?)

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