Adjective "kernelled" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A softer, usually edible part of a nut, seed, or fruit stone contained within its shell.
  1. 'pine kernels'
  2. 'The kernels are available shelled or unshelled, toasted or raw.'
  3. 'Stress cracks are internal splits within kernels, and indicate that the corn underwent severe drying conditions.'
  4. 'I plumped for whole grilled lemon sole with smoked salmon and wasabi butter, while my companion chose grilled halibut with wild mushrooms on creamed leeks and pine kernels.'
  5. 'For pesto, the traditional method is to put basil leaves into the mortar before adding a fat clove of garlic, then some local olive oil and a handful of pine kernels.'
  6. 'Halfway through cooking roughly chop the tomatoes and add them, then, once the wheat is cooked (it should still be nubbly and have some bite), stir in the toasted pine kernels and chopped mint leaves.'
  7. 'For interesting crunch and flavor try tossing the kernels into your cereal or scattering them on top of the cream cheese on your morning bagel.'
  8. 'It's an almond kernel housed within a date and enrobed in dodgy Middle Eastern chocolate.'
  9. 'So eat the kernel and throw away the husk when you're done.'
  10. 'Back then the plant had small cobs and small, hard kernels of little nutritional value.'
  11. 'Crack a handful of whole new season's walnuts, remove the kernels from the shells and halve and quarter them.'
  12. 'High air temperatures and uneven moisture content within the kernel result in a much higher incidence of stress cracks in the kernels.'
  13. 'Most grain mold pathogens become associated with the kernel in the field but can grow within the colonized kernel and even spread to adjacent kernels during storage.'
  14. 'Nutritionally, oats are similar to whole wheat, the main difference being that the oat kernel has not been taken apart, and the wheat kernel has.'
  15. 'Bulgur is white or red, hard or soft, whole-wheat kernels that have been cracked, partially cooked and dried.'
  16. 'Wheat germ is the small, inner part of the wheat kernel that is a concentrated source of nutrients.'
  17. 'This process destroys the germ and prevents the kernel from sprouting.'
  18. 'The presence in wheat kernels of a cathepsin B gene led the search for its barley counterpart.'
  19. '‘Mature wheat kernels can sprout in the head when it rains just before harvest,’ Simmons says.'
The central or most important part of something.
  1. 'The essence of fabrication about someone's political position is to take a kernel of truth and apply so much distortion as to turn it into a lie.'
  2. 'The fine crafting of the words and the kernels of human truth they contain come together as sympathetic wholes.'
  3. 'Gordon's statements about automobile steering have some kernels of truth but are also inaccurate.'
  4. 'The kernel of truth at the centre of an emotion is best discovered with the writerly equivalent of controlled burning, that is, a fearlessly wielded red pen.'
  5. 'I'm willing to bet that there is a kernel of truth to this story and the rest is all rot.'
  6. 'Anyway, here's a piece Lucas wrote for the New Statesman two years ago, which I assume shows the kernel of his argument.'
  7. 'In order for the farce/comedy bits to work one must feel they have a kernel of truth.'
  8. 'These charges got considerable play in the press, and it must be said they contained kernels of truth.'
  9. 'It's hard to say more without giving away the precious kernels of the plot.'
  10. 'The familiar lament by mothers everywhere may have a kernel of scientific truth.'
  11. 'Because it takes our time and effort to recompile and reinstall kernels, we modified only four computers needed to cluster seven processors.'
  12. 'The problematic patch, designed to fix a flaw in the way the kernel passes error messages to a debugger, was issued on April 16.'
  13. 'In 1991, Torvalds began experimenting with a rudimentary operating system kernel.'

More definitions

1. the softer, usually edible part contained in the shell of a nut or the stone of a fruit.

2. the body of a seed within its husk or integuments.

3. a whole seed grain, as of wheat or corn.

4. South Atlantic States. the pit or seed of a peach, cherry, plum, etc.

5. the central or most important part of anything; essence; gist; core: His leadership is the kernel of the organization.

6. Mathematics. the set of elements that a given function from one set to a second set maps into the

More examples(as adjective)

"corns can be kernelled."


(kernel)Old English cyrnel, diminutive of corn.