Definition of “kernel” - English Dictionary

“kernel” in British English

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kernelnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɜː.nəl/ us /ˈkɝː.nəl/

kernel noun [ C ] (PLANT PART)

the part of a nut that is inside the shell and can be eaten

the whole seed of the maize plant

(Definition of “kernel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“kernel” in American English

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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)