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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.
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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]
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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]
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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
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bran

noun
Related words
adjective furfuraceous
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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
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bran

[ˈbræn] nson m
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bran

nKleie f
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bran

[bræn] ncrusca
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bran

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

n. salvado, producto procesado del trigo.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

bran

n salvado
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References in periodicals archive ?
Bendigeidfran (which means Bran the Blessed) is the king of Britain who sails to Ireland to rescue his sister Branwen (again, note the name).
Written by Dafydd Peredur Jones, of Llafar y Lli, Llangwm, it features contemporary themes such as Brexit alongside Welsh legends like Bendigeidrfan (Bran the Blessed), Merched Beca (Rebecca's Daughters), Macsen Wledig and St Dwynwen.
LEGEND has it that after being fatally wounded in battle with the Irish, ancient Welsh hero Bran the Blessed ordered his men to cut off his head and bury it under Tower Hill facing France.