1. 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.
2. (Science: zoology) The European carrion crow.
Origin: oe. Bren, bran, OF. Bren, f. Bran, from Celtic; cf. Armor. Brenn, ir. Bran, bran, chaff.