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Husk vs. Kernel

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Husknoun

The dry, leafy or stringy exterior of certain vegetables or fruits, which must be removed before eating the meat inside

‘A coconut has a very thick husk.’;

Kernelnoun

The core, center, or essence of an object or system.

‘the kernel of an argument’;

Husknoun

Any form of useless, dried-up, and subsequently worthless exterior of something

‘His attorney was a dried-up husk of a man.’;

Kernelnoun

(botany) The central (usually edible) part of a nut, especially once the hard shell has been removed.

Husknoun

The supporting frame of a run of millstones.

Kernelnoun

(botany) A single seed or grain, especially of corn or wheat.

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Husknoun

An infection in cattle caused by a species of Dictyocaulus or lungworm

Kernelnoun

The stone of certain fruits, such as peaches or plums.

Huskverb

(transitive) To remove husks from.

Kernelnoun

A small mass around which other matter is concreted; a nucleus; a concretion or hard lump in the flesh.

Huskverb

(intransitive) To cough, clear one's throat.

Kernelnoun

(computing) The central part of many computer operating systems which manages the system's resources and the communication between hardware and software components.

‘The Linux kernel is open-source.’;

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Huskverb

(transitive) To say huskily, to utter in a husky voice.

Kernelnoun

(computing) The core engine of any complex software system.

Husknoun

The external covering or envelope of certain fruits or seeds; glume; hull; rind; in the United States, especially applied to the covering of the ears of maize.

Kernelnoun

(calculus) A function used to define an integral transform.

‘The Dirichlet kernel convolved with a function yields its Fourier series approximation.’;

Husknoun

The supporting frame of a run of millstones.

Kernelnoun

(mathematics) A set of pairs of a mapping's domain which are mapped to the same value.

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Huskverb

To strip off the external covering or envelope of; as, to husk Indian corn.

Kernelnoun

For a given function (especially a linear map between vector spaces), the set of elements in the domain which are mapped to zero; (formally) given f : X → Y, the set {x ∈ X : f(x) = 0}.

‘If a function is continuous then its kernel is a closed set.’;

Husknoun

material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds

Kernelnoun

For a category with zero morphisms: the equalizer of a given morphism and the zero morphism which is parallel to that given morphism.

Husknoun

outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds

Kernelnoun

The set of members of a fuzzy set that are fully included (i.e., whose grade of membership is 1).

Huskverb

remove the husks from;

‘husk corn’;

Kernelnoun

(slang) The human clitoris.

Husk

Husk (or hull) in botany is the outer shell or coating of a seed. In the United States, the term husk often refers to the leafy outer covering of an ear of maize (corn) as it grows on the plant.

Kernelnoun

(chemistry) The nucleus and electrons of an atom excluding its valence electrons.

Kernelnoun

The essential part of a seed; all that is within the seed walls; the edible substance contained in the shell of a nut; hence, anything included in a shell, husk, or integument; as, the kernel of a nut. See Illust. of Endocarp.

‘'A were as good crack a fusty nut with no kernel’;

Kernelnoun

A single seed or grain; as, a kernel of corn.

Kernelnoun

A small mass around which other matter is concreted; a nucleus; a concretion or hard lump in the flesh.

Kernelnoun

The central, substantial or essential part of anything; the gist; the core; as, the kernel of an argument.

Kernelverb

To harden or ripen into kernels; to produce kernels.

Kernelnoun

the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone;

‘black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell’;

Kernelnoun

a single whole grain of a cereal;

‘a kernel of corn’;

Kernelnoun

the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience;

‘the gist of the prosecutor's argument’; ‘the heart and soul of the Republican Party’; ‘the nub of the story’;

Kernelnoun

a softer, usually edible part of a nut, seed, or fruit stone contained within its shell

‘the kernel of a walnut’; ‘pine kernels’;

Kernelnoun

the seed and hard husk of a cereal, especially wheat

‘the milky kernel of the wheat grain’;

Kernelnoun

the central or most important part of something

‘this is the kernel of the argument’;

Kernelnoun

the most basic level or core of an operating system, responsible for resource allocation, file management, and security.

Kernelnoun

denoting a basic unmarked linguistic string.

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