el meollo
-the heart
See the entry for meollo.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
a. heart
Llevamos dos horas de conferencia y el orador aún no ha llegado al meollo del asunto.The conference lasts two hours now and the speaker has not addressed the heart of the matter yet.
b. core
El meollo de la cuestión es cómo saldar todas nuestras deudas para abrir un nuevo bar.The core of the matter is to figure out how to pay off our debts so that we can open a new bar.
c. crux
Me gustaría ahondar en el meollo del problema para encontrar alguna solución.I would like to dig into the crux of the problem in order to find a solution.
2. (anatomy)
a. marrow
Los científicos analizaron el ADN extraído del meollo del hueso encontrado.The scientists analyzed the DNA extracted from the marrow of the bone they found.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. core, heart
el meollo de la cuestiónthe nub of the question, the heart of the matter
1 (Anatomía) marrow
2 [de asunto] heart; crux
el meollo de la cuestión the heart o crux of the matter
3 [de persona] brains
; (p)
estrujarse el meollo to rack one's brains
4 [de pan] crumb; soft part
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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