bran

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bran

noun \ˈbran\

: the outer coat of the seed of a grain

Full Definition of BRAN

:  the edible broken seed coats of cereal grain separated from the flour or meal by sifting or bolting

Examples of BRAN

  1. The doctor told me to eat more bran because it is a good source of fiber.

Origin of BRAN

Middle English, from Anglo-French bren, bran
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with BRAN

bran

noun \ˈbran\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BRAN

: the edible broken seed coats of cereal grain separated from the flour or meal by sifting or bolting

bran

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Edible broken seed coat, or protective outer layer, of wheat, rye, or other cereal grain, separated from the kernel. In flour processing, it is normally removed from the ground kernels by sifting them in a rotating, meshed, cylindrical frame; whole-grain flours retain the bran. Wheat bran, the most widely processed, contains 16% protein, 11% natural fibre, and 50% carbohydrate. Most bran is coarsely ground for stock feed. In a more refined form, it is used in breakfast cereal, breads, and muffins for its value to the human digestive system as roughage.

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