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1. the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
2. 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
3. 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
4. Food, in general; anything eaten for nourishment, either by man or beast. Hence, the edible part of anything; as, the meat of a lobster, a nut, or an egg.
5. To supply with food.