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

: immature green soybeans usually in the pod

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Dover sole is presented with the solemnity of a religious rite, arriving via cart on a silver pan, filleted tableside and served with lobster sauce and hazelnuts alongside a crispy disk of black rice inlaid with edamame. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Triple-threat dining: Aboyer and Silencieux join George Trois for a Winnetka trifecta," 5 Aug. 2019 There are also bento bowls and a few sides (edamame, miso soup). Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Everything you need to know about eating at the new Time Out Market Boston," 28 June 2019 Now, a new San Francisco restaurant is betting on a different legume to ramp up the avocado dip: edamame, the soybeans often found in Japanese restaurants. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "New San Francisco restaurant Northpoint opens with edamame-guacamole," 20 June 2019 Including soy sauce, miso, tofu, tempeh, edamame, and additives like soy lecithin · Dairy. Molly Kimball, nola.com, "The do’s and don’ts of the nutrient-rich Whole 30 diet: Best of Molly Kimball," 18 June 2019 With a slotted spoon, transfer the edamame to the ice water. Sally Pasley Vargas, BostonGlobe.com, "The stars of a spring chicken salad with quinoa, asparagus, and edamame are poached breasts," 24 Apr. 2018 Start with the vegetarian edamame dumplings with white truffle oil ($10) or the vegan kale guacamole with pink grapefruit, cilantro, roasted poblano, and sunflower seeds ($11). Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "The best vegetarian dishes at non-vegetarian restaurants in Chicago," 9 Aug. 2017 In a salad bowl, combine the edamame, corn, onion, bell pepper, jalapeños and tomatoes and toss to combine. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Edamame Succotash Salad," 11 July 2018 Choose from four box varieties, which can include flavors such as Arabica espresso and edamame sea salt. Nia Martin, The Seattle Times, "Valentine’s Day gifts that celebrate your Seattle love," 4 Feb. 2019

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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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