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bran

[ bran ]
/ bræn /
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noun
the partly ground husk of wheat or other grain, separated from flour meal by sifting.
verb (used with object), branned, bran·ning.
to soak or boil in bran water, as in the tanning of hides.
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Origin of bran

1250–1300; Middle English <Anglo-French, Old French bran, bren, of uncertain origin

OTHER WORDS FROM bran

branner, noun

Other definitions for bran (2 of 2)

Bran
[ bran ]
/ bræn /

noun
Welsh Legend. a king of Britain and the brother of Manawydan and Branwen: his head was buried at London as a magical defense against invasion. He was sometimes regarded as a sea god or Christian saint.
a male given name, form of Brandon.
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British Dictionary definitions for bran

bran
/ (bræn) /

noun
husks of cereal grain separated from the flour by sifting
food prepared from these husks

Other words from bran

Related adjective: furfuraceous

Word Origin for bran

C13: from Old French, probably of Gaulish origin
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