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English noun: kernel

1. kernel (plant) the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone

SamplesBlack walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell.


Broader (hypernym)plant part, plant structure

Part meronymseed

2. kernel (plant) a single whole grain of a cereal

SamplesA kernel of corn.

Broader (hypernym)caryopsis, grain

Narrower (hyponym)corn

3. kernel (cognition) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

SamplesThe gist of the prosecutor's argument.
The heart and soul of the Republican Party.
The nub of the story.

Synonymscenter, centre, core, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nitty-gritty, nub, pith, substance, sum

Broader (hypernym)cognitive content, content, mental object

Narrower (hyponym)bare bones, haecceity, hypostasis, quiddity, quintessence, stuff

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