ed·​a·​ma·​me | \ ˌe-də-ˈmä-mā How to pronounce edamame (audio) \
plural edamame also edamames

Definition of edamame

: immature green soybeans usually in the pod

Examples of edamame in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its Sora Sushi Box includes spicy tuna crispy rice, sushi, nigiri and edamame. Marc Bona, cleveland, 9 Aug. 2021 The base, multi-textured greens of seaweed salad, edamame and cucumbers, is anything but boring. Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, 1 July 2021 Think about subbing spring peas for the edamame, or blanched and chopped asparagus for the broccoli slaw mix. oregonlive, 22 June 2021 Lighter options include lemon chicken quinoa salad with edamame and roasted red pepper or ahi tuna steak with wild rice pilaf and wasabi aioli. Brandon Schultz, Forbes, 30 May 2021 Among the menu items are teriyaki bowls with chicken, steak, salmon, tofu or yakisoba noodles; rice; vegetables; eggrolls; pot stickers; crab rangoon; and edamame. Rafael Guerrero, chicagotribune.com, 25 May 2021 Some great choices include nutritional yeast, cashew butter, edamame, jackfruit and banana blossom. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, 10 May 2021 The vegan menu offers burgers with a range of patties that can include lentils, rice, chickpeas, oats and other ingredients; sides such as potato wedges and edamame; and a dessert of chocolate salami (sans meat, of course). Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2021 Add edamame, heavy cream and half of cheese to pot. Joan Elovitz Kazan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 May 2021

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First Known Use of edamame

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for edamame

Japanese, from eda branch + mame beans

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“Edamame.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edamame. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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