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Meaning of BRAN

Pronunciation:  bran

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  food prepared from the husks of cereal grains
  2. [n]  broken husks of the seeds of cereal grains that are separated from the flour by sifting

BRAN is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: bran, bran, chaff, husk, roughage, shuck, stalk, straw, stubble



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bran\, n. [OE. bren, bran, OF. bren, F. bran, from Celtic;
cf. Armor. brenn, Ir. bran, bran, chaff.]
1. The broken coat of the seed of wheat, rye, or other cereal
   grain, separated from the flour or meal by sifting or
   bolting; the coarse, chaffy part of ground grain.

2. (Zo["o]l.) The European carrion crow.

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