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English definition of “heart”

heart

noun (CENTRAL PART)    /hɑːt/ US  /hɑːrt/
B1 [S] the central or most important part: The demonstrators will march through the heart of the capital. A disagreement about boundaries is at the heart of the dispute. Let's get to the heart of the matter.Important and essential thingsInformation and messages [C] the firm central part of a vegetable, especially one with a lot of leaves: artichoke hearts the heart of a lettuceParts of plants
(Definition of heart noun (CENTRAL PART) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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