A small pile of oat bran.
Origin of branMiddle English bran, bren ; from Old French bren
Origin of Bran; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Irish bran, raven
Origin of branMiddle English, from Old French, of Celtic origin.
Origin of BranWelsh Brân, from brân, raven.
(countable and uncountable, plural brans)
From Anglo-Norman bren, bran (“bran, filth”), from Gaulish brennos (“rotten”), from Proto-Celtic *bragnos (compare Welsh braen ‘stench’, Irish bréan ‘rancid’), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreh₁g- (compare Latin fragrāre ‘to smell strongly’, Dutch brak ‘hound’).
bran - Computer Definition
A project chartered by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) for the development of standards for wireless access to wireline networks at broadband speeds of 25 Mbps or more. BRAN includes HiperLAN2, a mobile short-range access network, and two fixed wireless broadband access technologies. HiperACCESS is intended to operate above 11 GHz and HiperMAN below 11 GHz. See also broadband, ETSI, HiperACCESS, HiperLAN2, HiperMAN, wireless, and WiMAX.