soya bean
noun see soybean

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • soya bean — BrE soy|bean [ˈsɔıbi:n] n AmE the bean of an Asian plant from which oil and food containing a lot of ↑protein is produced …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • soya bean — soya ,bean noun count a SOYBEAN …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • soya bean — 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

  • soya bean — 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

  • soya bean — UK / US noun Word forms soya bean : singular soya bean plural soya beans 1) [countable] the seed of a plant, used for making food and oil 2) [uncountable] a plant that produces soya beans …   English dictionary

  • soya bean — noun Soya bean is used before these nouns: ↑farmer, ↑oil …   Collocations dictionary

  • soya bean — soya beans N COUNT Soya beans are beans that can be eaten or used to make flour, oil, or soy sauce. [BRIT] (in AM, use soybeans) …   English dictionary

  • soya bean — noun 1. a source of oil; used for forage and soil improvement and as food • Syn: ↑soy, ↑soybean • Hypernyms: ↑bean • Part Holonyms: ↑soy, ↑soya, ↑soybean …   Useful english dictionary

  • soya bean — noun An Asian bushy leguminous plant of the species , extensively grown for its nutritious oil rich proteinaceous seeds and for forage. Syn: soya …   Wiktionary

  • soya bean — /soy euh/, n. soybean. [soya < D soja Japn; see SOY] * * * …   Universalium

  • soya bean — n. soybean, nutritious edible bean of the soy plant …   English contemporary dictionary

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