meat (

     n 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" [syn: kernel]
     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" [syn: kernel, substance, core,
         center, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness,
         marrow, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty]