HyperDic: kernel

English > 3 senses of the word kernel:
NOUNplantkernel, meatthe inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone
plantkernela single whole grain of a cereal
cognitionkernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-grittythe choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
kernel > pronunciation
Soundsker'nahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > kernel: 3 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningThe inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone.
Example"black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell"
Synonymmeat
Part ofseedA small hard fruit
Broaderplant part, plant structureAny part of a plant or fungus
Spanishalmendra, núcleo
Catalanbessó
English > kernel: 3 senses > noun 2, plant
MeaningA single whole grain of a cereal.
Example"a kernel of corn"
NarrowercornThe dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal
Broadergrain, caryopsisdry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses
Spanishgrano
English > kernel: 3 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningThe choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience.
Synonymssubstance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty
Narrowerbare bones(plural) the most basic facts or elements
hypostasis(metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality
quiddity, haecceityThe essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other
quintessenceThe purest and most concentrated essence of something
stuffA critically important or characteristic component
Broadercontent, cognitive content, mental objectThe sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
Spanishcentro, corazón, enjundia, esencia, médula, meollo, núcleo, quid, sustancia
Catalanbessó, centre, cor, essència, nucli, quid, substància

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