"roan" in the noun sense
a soft sheepskin leather that is colored and finished to resemble morocco used in bookbinding
a horse having a brownish coat thickly sprinkled with white or gray
"roan" in the adjective sense
used of especially horses) having a brownish coat thickly sprinkled with white or grey
"a roan horse"
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