Textual thesaurus for "kernel"

(noun) gist, heart, heart and soul, nub, nitty-gritty, essence, core, centre, center, pith, meat, inwardness, marrow, substance, sum

the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

the gist of the prosecutor's argument; the heart and soul of the Republican Party; the nub of the story

(noun) meat

the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone

black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell