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soybean

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noun soy·bean \ˈsȯi-ˌbēn\

Simple Definition of soybean

  • : the bean of an Asian plant that contains a large amount of protein and that is used as a food

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of soybean

  1. :  a hairy annual Asian legume (Glycine max) widely grown for its oil-rich proteinaceous seeds and for forage and soil improvement; also :  its seed


SOYBEAN Defined for Kids

soybean

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noun soy·bean \ˈsȯi-ˌbēn\

Definition of soybean for Students

  1. :  the edible seed of an Asian plant that is rich in protein




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soybean

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noun soy·bean \ˈsȯi-ˌbēn\

Medical Definition of soybean

  1. :  a hairy annual Asian legume (Glycine max) grown for its oil-rich proteinaceous seeds and for forage and soil improvement; also :  its seed



Variants of soybean

also soya bean


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