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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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 This Japanese rice bran powder, long used by the women of Kyoto as a face wash, brightens, smooths, and evens the skin. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Gifts Under $100 to Give Everyone on Your List," 19 Nov. 2018 For all practical purposes, bulgur is considered a whole grain, even though up to 5% of its bran may be removed during processing. Leah Zerbe, Good Housekeeping, "The 11 Healthiest Whole Grains You Should Be Eating," 17 July 2018 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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