|1.||the edible central part of a seed, nut, or fruit within the shell or stone|
|2.||the grain of a cereal, esp wheat, consisting of the seed in a hard husk|
|3.||the central or essential part of something|
|—vb , -nels, -nelling, -nelled, -nels, -neling, -neled|
|4.||rare (intr) to form kernels|
|[Old English cyrnel a little seed, from corn seed; see |
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