Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Welsh Brân, from brân, raven.]

Examples

  • MAR E BRAN IS E BRATHAIR, If it be not Bran, it is Bran's brother, 'was the proverbial reply of Maccombich.

    Waverley: or, 'Tis sixty years since

  • In "Meet in the Middle," Timbaland and Brandy who sings and raps, with a bite, under the name Bran' Nu portray a bitterly squabbling married couple.

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  • I waiting for the ban on 'Raisin Bran' within 12 hours of entering city/town/village limits.

    Thoughts on Lead Bans

  • This short video advertising Kellogg's Raisin Bran Crunch shows a reformed alien sitting at the breakfast table, engaged in a rambling monologue about how he has metamorphosed from a scary flesh-eating monster into a pilates-practicing, go-with-the-flow type of guy that you might want to sit down and have a bowl of cereal with.

    Boing Boing

  • I waiting for the ban on 'Raisin Bran' within 12 hours of entering city/town/village limits.

    Thoughts on Lead Bans

  • Cereal is pretty much Raisin Bran, as I can eat that happily without sugar.

    I'm certain I was awake at some point

  • I was reading a box of cereal (an off-brand Raisin Bran) at my grandma's on Sunday, and on the back it said that to make things less boring in life you should "take an alternative route to work".

    recommend me some sci-fi

  • The evolution of the Human Bran is a subject of great fascination to me.

    Backing Into an Evidentiary Standard for ID

  • The evolution of the Human Bran is a subject of great fascination to me.

    Backing Into an Evidentiary Standard for ID

  • The evolution of the Human Bran is a subject of great fascination to me.

    Backing Into an Evidentiary Standard for ID

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