Definition of red roan in US English:

red roan

adjective

  • Denoting an animal's coat consisting of bay or chestnut mixed with white or gray.

    • ‘Amy rode a red roan mare, while Sarah had chosen the dark chestnut gelding.’
    • ‘Rhylow was a large red roan gelding who was actually trained as a warhorse.’
    • ‘Three suitors had kissed it, mounted their red roan steeds and ridden away.’
    • ‘She gave the red roan horse one last pat on the neck before she swiftly gave the rusted iron gate a solid kick that caused it to screech open.’
    • ‘Life was great for this little red roan stallion.’

noun

  • A red roan animal.