roan

Part of speech: adjective

Of a color consisting of bay, sorrel, or chestnut, thickly sprinkled with gray or white.

Part of speech: noun

A roan color.

Part of speech: noun

An animal of a roan color.

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Usage examples "roan":

  1. De Spain recognized the roan pony, but, aside from that, a glance at the figure of the rider, as she sat with her back to him, was enough to assure him of Nan Morgan. - "Nan of Music Mountain", Frank H. Spearman.
  2. Silent leaned his broad shoulders against the side of his roan and folded his arms. - "The Untamed", Max Brand.
  3. " Strong is the roan I bestride," said the Duke; " but a bold rider curbs it with the steel of the bit, and guides it with the goad of the heel." - "Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.