ed·​a·​ma·​me ˌe-də-ˈmä-mā How to pronounce edamame (audio)
plural edamame also edamames
: immature green soybeans usually in the pod

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and a former chef for 10 years, Wilson prepares four snack pairings to go along with each sake, such as scallion pancakes, and pâte à choux stuffed with truffle-edamame puree, topped with carpaccio. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 25 Aug. 2022 Cilantro, spinach, edamame, and green onions send a healthy message in this vegetarian chili recipe. Sheena Chihak, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Sep. 2022 Made with two simple ingredients, organic edamame and organic mung bean flour, these noodles are a nutritional powerhouse with 24 grams of protein and 13 grams of fiber per serving. Amy Fischer Ms, Rd, Good Housekeeping, 18 Aug. 2022 This dish features quinoa, and is packed with vegetables, including carrot, bell pepper, edamame and corn. Aaron Hutcherson, Washington Post, 10 Oct. 2022 Next comes the protein (salmon, ahi tuna, spicy tuna, shrimp, tofu, chicken, beef) followed by toppings (cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes, sweet onions, mushrooms, carrots, jalapeños, edamame, mango, masago, scallions, ginger, pineapple and cilantro). John Benson, cleveland, 7 July 2022 Besides fries, this blend elevates shrimp, edamame, sweet potatoes and nuts. Leslie Kelly, Forbes, 28 June 2022 Fruit and veggies are apples, beets, broccoli, carrots, celery, corn, cucumber, edamame, tomatoes, hearts of palm, jalapeños, spicy peppers, pickled onion, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, scallions and cucumber and tomato salad. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 8 June 2022 The entrée salads start with a bed of crunchy, refreshing cabbage, snow pea pods, and edamame. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History


Japanese, from eda branch + mame beans

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of edamame was in 1951

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“Edamame.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edamame. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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