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Noun: soya  soy-u
  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, soybean, soya bean, soybean plant, soja, soja bean, Glycine max
  2. 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)
    - soy, soybean, soya bean

Derived forms: soyas

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

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

Encyclopedia: Soya