The essential part of a seed; all that is within the seed walls; the edible substance contained in the shell of a nut; hence, anything included in a shell, husk, or integument; as, the kernel of a nut. See Illust. of Endocarp.
A single seed or grain; as, a kernel of corn.
A small mass around which other matter is concreted; a nucleus; a concretion or hard lump in the flesh.
The central, substantial or essential part of anything; the gist; the core; as, the kernel of an argument.
To harden or ripen into kernels; to produce kernels.
Anything that promotes a kernel of science, even though it's exaggerated and hyped by Hollywood, I think is a step forward. We in the ivory tower ultimately have to realize that in some sense we have to sing for our supper. Michio Kaku
Android is very different from the GNU/Linux operating system because it contains very little of GNU. Indeed, just about the only component in common between Android and GNU/Linux is Linux, the kernel. Richard Stallman
Walnuts have a shell, and they have a kernel. Religions are the same. They have an essence, but then they have a protective coating. This is not the only way to put it. But it's my way. So the kernels are the same. However, the shells are different. Huston Smith