[ bran ]
/ bræn /


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.

Origin of bran

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


bran·ner, noun

Definition for bran (2 of 2)

[ bran ]
/ bræn /


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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for bran

/ (bræn) /


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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Medical definitions for bran

[ brăn ]


The outer layers of a cereal grain such as wheat, approximately 20 percent of which is indigestible cellulose, used as a source of dietary fiber.
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