Bran



the partly ground husk of wheat or other grain, separated from flour meal by sifting.
to soak or boil in bran water, as in the tanning of hides.
Welsh Legend. a king of Britain and the brother of Manawydan and Branwen: his head was buried at London as a magical defense against invasion. He was sometimes regarded as a sea god or Christian saint.
a male given name, form of Brandon.
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

Woodside Caroline Hadley
Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes Dorothy Canfield Fisher
L’Assommoir Emile Zola
Scientific American Supplement, No. 365, December 30, 1882 Various

noun
husks of cereal grain separated from the flour by sifting
food prepared from these husks
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