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Noun: soja bean
  1. 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
    - soy, soya, soybean, soya bean, soybean plant, soja, Glycine max

Derived forms: soja beans

Type of: legume, leguminous plant

Part of: genus Glycine, Glycine

Encyclopedia: Soja bean