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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.


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.]


adj, -nier or -niest
1. having the appearance or texture of bran
2. abounding in bran


(ˈbræn i)

adj. -ni•er, -ni•est.
of or like bran.
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Branny tells me he has recently attended a Reading reunion for the 1985-86 season when as manager he piloted them to the Third Division championship.
Branny, "A preliminary study of the unsteady states of the ventilation parameters at the longwall face during the shearer operation," in Proceedings of the 12th US/North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, Reno, Nev, USA, June 2008.
Tyn branny kunicek me ponesie a svarno dzievucha prituli sie, ach, jaja, tralalala, a svarno dzievucha prituli sie.