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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Kernel

KERN'EL, noun

1. The edible substance contained in the shell of a nut.

2. Any thing included in a shell, husk or integument; a grain or corn; as a kernel of wheat or oats.

3. The seed of pulpy fruit; as the kernel of an apple.

4. The central part of any thing; a small mass around which other matter is concreted; a nucleus.

5. A hard concretion in the flesh.

KERN'EL, verb intransitive To harden or ripen into kernels; as the seeds of plants.