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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Protein: Go plant-based with beans (white, black, pinto, etc.), lentils (French green or black beluga), chickpeas, edamame, baked tofu, or tempeh. Carrie Dennett, The Seattle Times, "Grain bowls are trending. Here’s how to make your own.," 28 Nov. 2018 The menu spans most of Hong Kong’s top breweries, and also includes bar food such as five-spice edamame, crab rice balls, and roasted local squid. Kate Springer, Condé Nast Traveler, "Inside Hong Kong's Craft Beer Revolution," 17 Aug. 2018 This quicker version delivers all the thrills of the original but uses only shrimp, plus fennel and edamame. Fox News, "16 decadent Christmas main dishes," 16 Dec. 2015 Fold in chicken, edamame, carrots, and cilantro; toss to combine. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Peanut Noodles with Chicken," 25 July 2018 Frozen vegetables like a bag of edamame, peas or corn thaw quickly at room temperature and make great additions to salads, tacos and salsas. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Keep your cool: No-heat cooking keeps you comfortable and the food fresh," 5 July 2018 Like a cucumber salad with lemon and sesame and a bowl of edamame tossed in spicy garlic and lemon sauce. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Dominion spot Kin Thai & Sushi makes sushi and Thai a happy couple," 24 May 2018 Case in point: her salad of tofu skins, edamame, Chinese preserved cabbage and raw mustard greens. Melissa Clark, charlotteobserver, "Not strictly salad, these dips make it close enough," 12 June 2018 Place edamame in a bowl with diced Asian pear, red bell pepper, onion and lime juice. Lucy Saunders, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Cooking 101: New Marquette classes aim to raise students' kitchen GPA," 27 Apr. 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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