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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 lettuce Parts of plants
(Definition of heart noun (CENTRAL PART) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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