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Noun: soy  soy
  1. A source of oil; used for forage and soil improvement and as food
    - soybean, soya bean
  2. 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
    - soya, soybean, soya bean, soybean plant, soja, soja bean, Glycine max
  3. Thin sauce made of fermented soy beans
    - soy sauce
  4. The most highly proteinaceous vegetable known; the fruit of the soybean plant is used in a variety of foods and as fodder (especially as a replacement for animal protein)
    - soybean, soya, soya bean

Derived forms: soys

Type of: bean, condiment, edible bean, legume, leguminous plant

Part of: genus Glycine, Glycine, soy flour, soybean flour, soybean meal

Encyclopedia: Soy