bran

noun \ ˈbran \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of bran

Middle English, from Anglo-French bren, bran


BRAN Defined for English Language Learners

bran

noun

Definition of bran for English Language Learners

  • : the outer coat of the seed of a grain


BRAN Defined for Kids

bran

noun \ ˈbran \

Definition of bran for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

bran

noun \ ˈbran \

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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