Definitions for: Soy


[n] most highly proteinaceous vegetable crop known
[n] thin sauce made of fermented soy beans
[n] erect bushy hairy annual herb having trifoliate leaves and purple to pink flowers; extensively cultivated for food and forage and soil improvement but especially for its nutritious oil-rich seeds; native to Asia
[n] a source of oil; used for forage and soil improvement and as food



Webster (1913) Definition: Soy, n. [Chinese sh[=o]y[=u].]
1. A Chinese and Japanese liquid sauce for fish, etc., made
by subjecting boiled beans (esp. soja beans), or beans and
meal, to long fermentation and then long digestion in salt
and water.

2. (Bot.) The soja, a kind of bean. See Soja.

Synonyms: Glycine max, soja, soja bean, soy sauce, soya, soya bean, soybean, soybean plant

See Also: bean, bean, bean plant, condiment, edible bean, field soybean, genus Glycine, Glycine, Glycine max, legume, leguminous plant, soja, soja bean, soy, soy, soy flour, soya, soya bean, soyabean, soyabean oil, soybean, soybean flour, soybean meal, soybean oil, soybean plant

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