Kernel

Definition of Kernel

Ker´nel
n.1.The essential part of a seed; all that is within the seed walls; the edible substance contained in the shell of a nut; hence, anything included in a shell, husk, or integument; as, the kernel of a nut. See Illust. of Endocarp.
'A were as good crack a fusty nut with no kernel
- Shak.
2.A single seed or grain; as, a kernel of corn.
3.A small mass around which other matter is concreted; a nucleus; a concretion or hard lump in the flesh.
4.The central, substantial or essential part of anything; the gist; the core; as, the kernel of an argument.
v. i.1.To harden or ripen into kernels; to produce kernels.
[imp. & p. p. Kerneled or Kernelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Kerneling or Kernelling.]

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