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Definition of SOY

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Soy \Soy\ (soi), Soya \Soy"a\(soi"[.a]), n. [Chinese sh[=o]y[=u].]
     1. A Chinese and Japanese liquid sauce for fish, etc., made by subjecting boiled beans (esp. soybeans), or beans and meal, to long fermentation and then long digestion in salt and water. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Bot.) The {soybean}.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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 Webster]

     2. the seeds of the {Glycine max}, which produce {soybean oil}; -- called also {soya bean}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Soybean oil \Soy"bean oil\ (soi"b[=e]n` oil), n. an oil obtained from the soybean ({Glycine max}), rich in protein, fats, sterols, and phospholipids, used as a food and in paints and varnishes and in various industrial applications; -- called also {soya oil}. It is also used in preparing the sauce called {soy} or {soy sauce}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Soja \So"ja\ (s[=o]"j[.a] or s[=o]"y[.a]), n. (Bot.) An Asiatic leguminous herb ({Glycine max}, formerly {Glycine Soja}) the seeds of which (called {soy beans}) are used in preparing the sauce called {soy}. Called also {soya}. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


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