—n. the partly ground husk of wheat or other grain, separated from flour meal by sifting.
—v.t. to soak or boil in bran water, as in the tanning of hides.
Pronunciation: (bran),[key] —n. 1. 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.
2. a male given name, form of Brandon.