Meaning of “kernel” in the English Dictionary

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kernelnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɜr·nəl/

the edible part of a nut that is inside the shell, or the whole seed of a grain plant:

fig. There’s a kernel of truth in what he said (= some small part of it is true).

(Definition of “kernel” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)