Made of the leather called roan.
Other Word Forms of Roan
Origin of Roan
From Old French roan, rouan from Old Spanish roán, rodano perhaps from Vulgar Latin rāvidānus (from Latin rāvidus gray, yellowish-gray) (from rāvus gray, yellowish-gray, of unknown origin) or of Germanic origin (akin to Old English rēad red reudh- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle French roan, probably from Spanish roano, from Old Spanish raudano, itself probably of Germanic origin (cf. Gothic raudan, accusative of (rauþs, “red”).
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