Definition of roany in US English:

roany

adjective

English Regional, Scottish, Northern
historical
  • Designating a type of thick tar formerly used for smearing sheep to protect the skin and fleece.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Edinburgh Weekly Journal. Probably from roan + -y, apparently so called on account of its colour.

Pronunciation

roany

/ˈrəʊni/