n.The center of a fruit such as an apple, pear or pineapple. Cores may contain small seeds, or they may be tough and woody, or both. core v.To remove the core from a fruit.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.