Synonyms for kernel

Synonyms for (noun) kernel

Synonyms: gist, heart, heart and soul, nub, nitty-gritty, essence, core, centre, center, pith, meat, inwardness, kernel, marrow, substance, sum

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

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

Similar words: mental object, content, cognitive content

Definition: the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned


Synonyms: kernel

Definition: a single whole grain of a cereal

Usage: a kernel of corn

Similar words: caryopsis, grain

Definition: dry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn


Synonyms: kernel, meat

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

Usage: black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell

Similar words: plant part, plant structure

Definition: any part of a plant or fungus