soy bean

soy bean
soy bean or soya bean noun
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  • soy|bean — «SOY BEEN», noun. 1. a bean native to Asia, now grown in other parts of the world. Soybeans are used in making flour and oil and as a food. 2. the plant that it grows on, used as fodder for cattle. It belongs to the pea family. Also, soja, soja… …   Useful english dictionary

  • soy bean — also soya bean noun (C) / .. . / the bean of an Asian plant from which oil and food containing a lot of protein is produced …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • soy·bean — /ˈsoıˌbiːn/ noun, pl beans [count] US : the bean of an Asian plant that contains a large amount of protein and that is used as a food called also (Brit) soya bean …   Useful english dictionary

  • soy bean — noun A variant form of soybean …   Wiktionary

  • soy bean — see soybean …   English dictionary

  • soy bean — n. leguminous annual herb native to southeast Asia (grown to improve soil, to provide forage for livestock and for its nutritious seeds); nutritious edible seed of the soybean plant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Soy sauce — A bottle of Japanese soy sauce Chinese name Traditional Chinese 1. 醬油 2. 荳油 3. 豉油 …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Soy protein — is generally regarded as the storage protein held in discrete particles called protein bodies which are estimated to contain at least 60–70% of the total soybean protein. Upon germination of the soybean, the protein will be digested and the… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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