bran

noun
\ ˈbran How to pronounce bran (audio) \

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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There's also skin-calming aloe and oat bran extract, which is probably why my skin that's prone to redness felt so soothed over the course of the week. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "I Used Only Kylie Skin Products For a Whole Week. Here's My Honest Review.," 29 May 2019 Soluble fiber’s sister is found in the highest amounts in whole grains (like whole wheat flour and wheat bran), nuts, beans, and some vegetables (like cauliflower, potatoes, and green beans), according to the Mayo Clinic. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "What’s the Difference Between Soluble and Insoluble Fiber?," 15 May 2019 Good sources of fiber include apples, peas, beans, bran, oatmeal, barley, nuts, and seeds. 2. Karyn Repinski, Woman's Day, "New Research Links Belly Fat to an Increased Risk of Heart Attacks in Women," 23 Jan. 2019 For skin-care purposes, it can also be derived from olives, rice bran, wheat germ, sugarcane, or palm trees. Allure, "The Skin-Care Glossary: A Comprehensive Guide to Everything You Need to Know," 17 Aug. 2018 The formula is packed with purple rice bran, which does way more than lend the contents a charming lilac hue. Glamour, "This Moisturizer Instantly Gives Me Dewy Dumpling Skin," 11 Mar. 2019 Breakfast Eat 1 1/4 cups bran flakes cereal topped with 1/2 banana, sliced plus 1 cup fat-free milk. Delia A. Hammock, M.s., Good Housekeeping, "A 7-Day, 1,300-Calorie Meal Plan," 10 Nov. 2014 These flakes are large and oily, think the size of bran or oatmeal. Jessica Cruel, Allure, "Dandruff Scraping Videos (aka the New Pimple-Popping Clips) Are Going Viral on YouTube," 20 July 2018 These flakes are large and oily, think the size of bran or oatmeal. Jessica Cruel, SELF, "Dandruff Scraping Videos Are the New Pimple Popping Videos," 19 July 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

noun
\ ˈbran How to pronounce bran (audio) \

Kids Definition of bran

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

bran

noun
\ ˈbran How to pronounce bran (audio) \

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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