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soybean

noun soy·bean \ˈsi-ˌbēn\

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

Full Definition of SOYBEAN

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

Variants of SOYBEAN

soy·bean also soya bean \ˈsi-ə-\

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First Known Use of SOYBEAN

1802
SOYBEAN Defined for Kids

soybean

noun soy·bean \ˈsi-ˌbēn\

Definition of SOYBEAN for Kids

:  the edible seed of an Asian plant that is rich in protein
Medical Dictionary

soybean

noun soy·bean \ˈsi-ˌbēn\

Medical Definition of SOYBEAN

:  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

soy·bean also soya bean

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