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soy

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noun \ˈsȯi\

Simple Definition of soy

  • : soybeans and the food products that are made from soybeans

Full Definition of soy

  1. 1 :  a brown liquid sauce made by subjecting beans (as soybeans) to long fermentation and to digestion in brine

  2. 2 also soya play \ˈsȯi-ə\ :  soybean

Examples of soy

  1. His book promotes the health benefits of soy.

  2. The recipe calls for two tablespoons of soy.



Origin of soy

Japanese shōyu


First Known Use: 1679

Rhymes with soy



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