Bran definition

brăn
(celt. myth., person, proper) A giant and king of ancient Britain.
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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.
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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.
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The European carrion crow.
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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.
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A gigantic Celtic hero 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.
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The broken outer coat, or husk, of grains of wheat, rye, oats, etc. separated from the flour after grinding, as by sifting.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bran
Plural:
brans

Origin of bran

  • Middle English from Old French of Celtic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Welsh Brân from brân raven

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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’).

    From Wiktionary