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strawberry roan

a horse with a reddish coat that is liberally flecked with white hairs.
Origin of strawberry roan
First recorded in 1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • When he did, the rope snaked forward and dropped over the head of the strawberry roan.

    A Texas Ranger William MacLeod Raine
  • Mrs. Newbolt cut across fields, arriving at the Chase farm almost as soon as Sol Greening did on his strawberry roan.

    The Bondboy

    George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  • She was going to send the strawberry roan back hitched behind the supply wagon.

    The Girl from Sunset Ranch Amy Bell Marlowe
  • The only thing about it that fits is the color scheme; Poppy was a red-and-white cow, or rather a kind of strawberry roan.

    The Smiling Hill-Top Julia M. Sloane
  • The three judges, men with whips and long-tailed coats, looked earnestly at the strawberry roan.

    Horses Nine Sewell Ford
  • Being a high-bred hackney, and the pick of the Sir Bardolph three-year-olds, he was put down as a strawberry roan.

    Horses Nine Sewell Ford
  • The horse was a strawberry roan colour, remarkable for his action and the spirit with which he went through a journey.

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