Definition of


  1. (noun, food) food prepared from the husks of cereal grains
  2. (noun, substance) broken husks of the seeds of cereal grains that are separated from the flour by sifting

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Alternate forms of Bran

Hypernyms: chaff, fiber, husk, roughage, shuck, stalk, straw, stubble

Origin of the word Bran

  1. c.1300, "the husk of wheat, barley, etc., separated from the flour after grinding," from O.Fr. bren "bran, scurf, scales, feces" (12c., Mod.Fr. bran), perhaps connected with Gaulish *brenno- "manure," or with burn. The word also was used 16c. in English for "dandruff flakes." more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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