soy

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noun \ˈsȯi\

Definition of soy

  1. 1 :  a brown liquid sauce made by subjecting beans (such as soybeans) to long fermentation and to digestion in brine

  2. 2 or less commonly soyaplay \ˈsȯi-ə\ :  soybean

Examples of soy in a Sentence

  1. His book promotes the health benefits of soy.

  2. The recipe calls for two tablespoons of soy.

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Origin and Etymology of soy

Japanese shōyu


First Known Use: 1679




SOY Defined for English Language Learners

soy

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noun

Definition of soy for English Language Learners

  • : soybeans and the food products that are made from soybeans



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