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Bran

 (brăn)
n. Mythology
A gigantic Celtic hero and ruler of Britain. After he was mortally wounded in battle, his head was buried in London, where it served as a protection against invaders.

[Welsh Brân, from brân, raven.]

bran

 (brăn)
n.
The outer layers of the grain of cereals such as wheat, removed during the process of milling and used as a source of dietary fiber.

[Middle English, from Old French, of Celtic origin.]

bran′ny adj.

bran

(bræn)
n
1. (Plants) husks of cereal grain separated from the flour by sifting
2. (Cookery) food prepared from these husks
[C13: from Old French, probably of Gaulish origin]

bran

(bræn)
n.
the partly ground husk of wheat or other grain, separated from flour meal by sifting.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French bran]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bran - broken husks of the seeds of cereal grains that are separated from the flour by siftingbran - broken husks of the seeds of cereal grains that are separated from the flour by sifting
bran - food prepared from the husks of cereal grains
chaff, husk, shuck, stalk, stubble, straw - material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
2.bran - food prepared from the husks of cereal grains
roughage, fiber - coarse, indigestible plant food low in nutrients; its bulk stimulates intestinal peristalsis
bran - broken husks of the seeds of cereal grains that are separated from the flour by sifting

bran

noun
Related words
adjective furfuraceous
Translations
otruby
klid
lese
mekinje
korpa
ふすま
왕겨
kli
รำข้าว
cám

bran

[bræn]
A. Nsalvado m
B. CPD bran tub N (Brit) → sorteo m de regalos

bran

[ˈbræn] nson m

bran

nKleie f

bran

[bræn] ncrusca

bran

نُخالَة otruby klid Kleie πίτουρο salvado lese son mekinje crusca ふすま 왕겨 zemelen kli otręby farelo отруби kli รำข้าว kepek cám

bran

n. salvado, producto procesado del trigo.

bran

n salvado
References in classic literature ?
He looked closely at it, shook his head, and told the man to fetch a good bran mash and put some meal into it.
Maybe so, maybe not; but without ever having seen him, and judging only by his illegal and spectacular parentage, I will bet the odds of a bale of hay to a bran mash that he looks it.
might be for Heathcliff, his name; but the bran came out of H.
In that position I could easily have my way with him, and as the habit of tragical adventures had worn off almost all my terror for the dead, I took him by the waist as if he had been a sack of bran and with one good heave, tumbled him overboard.
They eat up the chicken food, and steal the oats and bran, and make holes in the meal bags.
To purchasing bran new paper shirt collar or dickey, to set off gray Petersham.
The body was made for it--the thumb to hold the hammer, the hand to pump the water and drive the horses, the legs to follow the plow, herd the cattle and chase the pigs from the cornfield, the ears to listen for strange noises from the stock, the eyes to watch for weeds and discover the lice on the hens, the mouth to yell the food call to the calves, the back to carry the bran.
Then he entered the back room and took up a measure of bran, which he mixed with a great many pins and needles.
Water was poured into their drinking-tins, and, in the evening, still in their cages, they were served liberally with boiled bran and dog- biscuit.
What food would you prefer, a bran mash or ripe oats in the shell?
Item, that having been told by the master of the novices that he should restrict his food for two days to a single three-pound loaf of bran and beans, for the greater honoring and glorifying of St.
You have a gallon of water as hot as you can possibly bear it, with a pound of salt, and sixpen'orth of the finest bran, and sit with your head in it for twenty minutes every night just before going to bed; at least, I don't mean your head--your feet.