ed·a·ma·me | \ˌe-də-ˈmä-mā \
edamame also edamames

Definition of edamame 

: immature green soybeans usually in the pod

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Combine unsweetened shredded wheat squares, whole-grain crackers, edamame, and cashews. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Sweet and Savory Snack Mix," 3 Sep. 2015 Vegan of the Sea features organic tofu, mango, goji berry, edamame, sweet onion, lettuce, cucumber, sesame seeds, red cabbage, carrot, sprouting tip. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "R&R Poké, offering Hawaiian-style raw fish and rice bowls, to open up in Wauwatosa soon," 29 June 2018 Snap Kitchen, which has four locations in the city, as well as stores in Malvern, Villanova, and Wayne, serves the poke over black rice and combines it with edamame for extra protein, black sesame seeds for texture, and crunchy red cabbage. Allison Steele, Philly.com, "Vegan 'poke' bowls with mango and beets," 12 July 2018 Eating a high-fiber diet is also tied to lower colon cancer rates, and soyfoods like edamame and tempeh both have plenty of roughage. Marygrace Taylor, Good Housekeeping, "Is Soy Good Or Bad For You? We Have The Science-Backed Answer.," 17 May 2017 Just before draining add 10 ounces frozen chopped broccoli, 1 1/2 cups frozen shelled edamame, 2 cups carrots, and 10 ounces baby spinach. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Veggie Lo Mein," 3 Sep. 2015 Add red pepper, edamame, green onions, red cabbage, sesame seeds and chia seeds. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Keep your cool: No-heat cooking keeps you comfortable and the food fresh," 5 July 2018 Add mix-ins — think edamame, seaweed, and orange slices — and sauce, then top your creation with avocado, pickled ginger, wasabi, green onions, on and on. BostonGlobe.com, "Where to eat in Greater Boston," 15 June 2018 Side dishes revealed an imaginative touch, especially a take on succotash that brings together Brussels sprouts, edamame and corn. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "Mt. Washington Tavern maintains its appeal with vibrant food, lively spaces," 14 June 2018

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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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