A small pile of oat bran.
bran definition by Webster's New World
the broken outer coat, or husk, of grains of wheat, rye, oats, etc. separated from the flour after grinding, as by sifting
Origin: Middle English bran, bren ; from Old French bren
noun Celt. Myth. a giant and king of ancient Britain Origin: ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Irish bran, raven Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
bran definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The outer layers of the grain of cereals such as wheat, removed during the process of milling and used as a source of dietary fiber.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, of Celtic origin. Related Forms:
A gigantic Celtic god and ruler of Britain. After he was mortally wounded in battle, his head was buried in London, where it served as a protection against invaders.
Origin: Welsh Brân, from brân, raven. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. 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. Webster's New World Telecom Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. bran - Medical Definition
The outer layers of a cereal grain such as wheat, approximately 20 percent of which is indigestible cellulose, used as a source of dietary fiber.