1. [ noun ] (chemistry,food) the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
Related terms: foodstuff food pork beef mouton sausage game pemmican bird horsemeat lamb cut sausage_meat escargot cold_cuts variety_meat carbonado stew_meat dark_meat veal raw_meat jerky halal red_meat protein palmitic_acid au_jus
2. [ noun ] (botany) the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone
Synonyms: kernel

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

Related terms: plant_part seed
3. [ noun ] the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
Synonyms: center substance essence core heart sum heart_and_soul marrow pith nub inwardness nitty-gritty gist kernel

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

Related terms: content stuff hypostasis haecceity bare_bones quintessence summate
Similar spelling:   meaty