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English definition of “kernel”

kernel

noun [C] (PLANT PART)    /ˈkɜː.nəl/ US  /ˈkɝː-/
the part of a nut that is inside the shell and can be eaten Fruits and seeds and their parts the whole seed of the maize plant Fruits and seeds and their parts
(Definition of kernel noun (PLANT PART) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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