|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) The inner part of a grain or seed, often the edible part; 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.
2. (n.) A single seed or grain; as, a kernel of corn.
3. (n.) A small mass around which other matter is concreted; a nucleus; a concretion or hard lump in the flesh.
4. (n.) The central, substantial or essential part of anything; the gist; the core; as, the kernel of an argument.
5. (v. i.) To harden or ripen into kernels; to produce kernels.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
kur'-nel (chartsannim, English Versions of the Bible "kernels"; Septuagint reads stemphullon used by Aristophanes as olives from which oil has been pressed, later, in same, of raisin pulp): Mentioned in Numbers 6:4 along with zagh, translated "husks." This translates, "kernels" or "grape stones," is from the Targum and Talmud, but is doubtful, and it may be the word should be translated "sour grapes."
Kernel (4 Occurrences)
Mark 4:28 For the earth bears fruit: first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. (See NIV)
John 12:24 Most certainly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains by itself alone. But if it dies, it bears much fruit. (See NIV)
1 Corinthians 15:37 That which you sow, you don't sow the body that will be, but a bare grain, maybe of wheat, or of some other kind. (See RSV)
Amos 9:9 "For, behold, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all the nations, as grain is sifted in a sieve, yet not the least kernel will fall on the earth. (WEB ASV NAS)