nub

phonetic symbol: / nʌ́b / 

nub - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
e.g.)
・the nub of the story
center , centre , core , essence , gist , heart , heart and soul , inwardness , kernel , marrow , meat , nitty-gritty , pith , substance , sum

[ noun ]
■ a small piece
e.g.)
・a nub of coal
stub

[ noun ]
■ a small lump or protuberance
nubble

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