Synonyms of kernel in English:

kernel


See definition of kernel

noun

1‘the squirrel cracks the nut's shell and extracts the rich kernel’

SYNONYMS

seed, grain, heart, core, stone

nut

North American meat

2‘the foreword contained the kernel of the policy’

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essence, core, heart, essential part, essentials, quintessence, fundamentals, basics, nub, gist, substance, burden, heart of the matter, marrow, meat, pith, crux

informal nitty-gritty, nuts and bolts, brass tacks

3‘there may be a kernel of truth in what he says’

SYNONYMS

nucleus, centre, germ, grain, nugget