bran

noun
\ˈbran \

Definition of bran 

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

Examples of bran in a Sentence

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

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Best of all were the worms that were given bran with their plastic. The Economist, "Another way to recycle plastic," 24 May 2018 Those ingredients include flaxseed oil, hemp-seed oil, rice bran, black currant and coconut and grape seed oils. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Connoils, manufacturer of hemp and other oils, to move from the town of Waukesha to Big Bend," 13 July 2018 The signature aroma of good fried chicken comes from frying oil used during its short-lived prime, so Kirnon treats her rice bran oil with as much care and attention as some chefs coddle premium tuna belly. Ali Bouzari, San Francisco Chronicle, "Housemade: The science behind the skillets at Miss Ollie’s in Oakland," 16 May 2018 Others received wheat bran to supplement their plastic diets. Erin Corbett, Fortune, "How Worms Can Help Recycle Plastic," 27 May 2018 Others had their plastic meals supplemented with wheat bran. The Economist, "Another way to recycle plastic," 24 May 2018 For all practical purposes, bulgur is considered a whole grain, even though up to 5 percent of its bran may be removed during processing. Leah Zerbe, Good Housekeeping, "The 11 Healthiest Whole Grains You Should Be Eating," 2 Mar. 2017 So if you've been especially bloated recently, watch your intake of oat bran, beans, peas, and fruits. Rosa Heyman, Redbook, "9 Things That Are Keeping You Bloated," 21 Aug. 2014 Likely there was a comma that has faded over the years in between those words, but even with bran and hops, this would taste nothing like beer. Markus Haas, San Antonio Express-News, "When it comes selling beer, historical truth is beside the point," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of bran

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bran

Middle English, from Anglo-French bren, bran

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bran

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bran

: the outer coat of the seed of a grain

bran

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Kids Definition of bran

: the broken coat of the seed of cereal grain separated (as by sifting) from the flour or meal

bran

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Medical Definition of bran 

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

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