Definition of roan noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rəʊn//
; NAmE NAmE//roʊn//
Domesticated mammals
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an animal, especially a horse, that has hair of two colours mixed together a strawberry roan (= with a mixture of brown and grey hair that looks pink) See related entries: Domesticated mammals Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Old French, of unknown origin.

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