What does the word kernel mean?

Usage examples for kernel

  1. " Why," ses I, " Kernel, what makes you ask that questshin?" – Letters of Major Jack Downing, of the Downingville Militia by Seba Smith
  2. The kernel of the scientific outlook is a thing so simple, so obvious, so seemingly trivial, that the mention of it may almost excite derision. – Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays by Bertrand Russell
  3. That he found a kernel of truth can not be denied, but he allowed sources of error to creep in and vitiate his wonderfully suggestive and patient research. – Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science by Hudson Tuttle