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

Examples of edamame in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Four rolls, some edamame, tempura, and tofu comes at $111.58 total with tip, which my parents pay. Bon Appétit Contributor, Bon Appétit, 4 Apr. 2024 These include pumpkin seeds, almonds, spinach and other green leafy vegetables, soy (tofu or edamame), and black beans. Allison Futterman, Discover Magazine, 18 Mar. 2024 Testers found that The Only Bean’s edamame pasta absorbed the sauces and flavors of their favorite dishes beautifully, and as a bonus, cooked faster than your standard glutinous options. Grace McCarty, SELF, 13 Mar. 2024 Also during the month of February, some a la carte specials will include spicy edamame for $7; the wonderwall hand roll with bay scallops, crispy onions and truffle oil for $11; and the HBK cut roll with yellowtail, imitation crabmeat and eel sauce for $22. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Feb. 2024 Edamame Soybeans, also known as edamame, make a great snack or appetizer with the bonus of helping your bones. Health Editorial Team, Health, 9 Feb. 2024 Beyond sake, the bar offers draft beers, including Japanese favorite Sapporo, and crave-worthy snacks like edamame with garlic chili and warming bowls of ramen. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 22 Jan. 2024 The edamame beans are dry roasted instead of fried and lightly seasoned for a high fiber, high protein snack or crunchy topping that easily elevates any dish. Anna Haines, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 One fun twist on these ingredients includes mixing sauteed kale and sweet potato with fresh edamame and cooked barley, then stir in sunflower and poppy seeds. Christina Manian, Rdn, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 June 2023

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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 26 May. 2024.

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