soy beans
Soybean Soy"bean (soi"b[=e]n`), n. 1. (Bot.) An Asiatic leguminous herb ({Glycine max}, formerly {Glycine Soja}) the seeds of which (also called {soy beans}) are used in preparing the sauce called {soy}. Called also {soya bean} and {soya}. [1913 Webster]

2. the seeds of the {Glycine max}, which produce {soybean oil}; -- called also {soya bean}. [PJC]


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  • soy beans — Soja So ja (s[=o] j[.a] or s[=o] y[.a]), n. (Bot.) An Asiatic leguminous herb ({Glycine max}, formerly {Glycine Soja}) the seeds of which (called {soy beans}) are used in preparing the sauce called {soy}. Called also {soya}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • soy — 1670s, saio sauce for fish, made from soybeans, from Du. soya, from Japanese soyu, variant of shoyu soy, from Chinese shi yu, from shi fermented soy beans + yu oil. Etymology reflects Dutch presence in Japan long before English merchants began to …   Etymology dictionary

  • Soy milk maker — A soy milk maker is a small kitchen appliance which automatically cooks soy milk, a non dairy beverage made from soy beans. Some soy milk makers can also be programmed to make almond milk and other vegetable based beverages.Home made soy milk is… …   Wikipedia

  • soy sauce — noun thin sauce made of fermented soy beans • Syn: ↑soy • Hypernyms: ↑condiment • Substance Meronyms: ↑soy, ↑soybean, ↑soya, ↑soya bean * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • soy — Soybean Soy bean (soi b[=e]n ), n. 1. (Bot.) An Asiatic leguminous herb ({Glycine max}, formerly {Glycine Soja}) the seeds of which (also called {soy beans}) are used in preparing the sauce called {soy}. Called also {soya bean} and {soya}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soy — Soja So ja (s[=o] j[.a] or s[=o] y[.a]), n. (Bot.) An Asiatic leguminous herb ({Glycine max}, formerly {Glycine Soja}) the seeds of which (called {soy beans}) are used in preparing the sauce called {soy}. Called also {soya}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soy — also soy.a noun (U) soy beans …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • soy milk — noun a) A milky liquid made from soy beans and used as a milk substitute, cooking ingredient or beverage. b) An individual serving of such a beverage. Syn: soya milk, soybean milk …   Wiktionary

  • Soy milk — (also called soya milk, soybean milk, or soy juice) and sometimes referred to as soy drink/beverage is a beverage made from soy beans. A stable emulsion of oil, water and protein, it is produced by soaking dry soybeans, and grinding them with… …   Wikipedia

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