soy

noun
\ ˈsȯi How to pronounce soy (audio) \

Definition of soy

1 : a brown liquid sauce made by subjecting beans (such as soybeans) to long fermentation and to digestion in brine
2 or less commonly soya \ ˈsȯi-​ə How to pronounce soya (audio) \ : soybean

Examples of soy in a Sentence

His book promotes the health benefits of soy. The recipe calls for two tablespoons of soy.

Recent Examples on the Web

This cleanser also contains soy to help even out the look of your skin tone. Christina Heiser, NBC News, "The best products for oily skin, according to dermatologists," 6 July 2019 More than 75% of your meal should comprise vegetables, fruits and whole grains, and protein sources should include beans, peas, nuts, seeds and soy. The Conversation, "Confused about what to eat? Science can help," 5 July 2019 And manufacturers, and especially soy farmers, are hurting. Time Staff, Time, "Here's What the Candidates Said During Thursday's Dramatic Democratic Presidential Debate," 29 June 2019 The company contends that one commercial-scale plant - if used to replace soy products for fish feed - would free up enough land to feed as many as 250,000 people. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, "BP invests in turning natural gas into fish food," 27 June 2019 The luscious frosting gets its creaminess from a combination of coconut oil, almond milk and soy milk powder. Wolfgang Puck, Twin Cities, "Wolfgang Puck: Everyone can celebrate July 4 with gluten-free, vegan cupcakes," 26 June 2019 The marinade, by the way, is a spicy-sweet sambal-soy mixture fortified with honey and rice vinegar. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "This Sweet and Spicy Grilled Squash Goes Out to All the Vegetarians at the Barbecue," 14 June 2019 Meaning, in addition to using recycled paper boxes, plastic bottles, and glass jars, Primera prints all product information directly on the box (in enviro-friendly soy ink) to reduce waste. Rebecca Dancer, Allure, "AmorePacific's Primera Skin-Care Brand Is Launching at Sephora This Summer," 21 May 2019 Van der Goot hopes soy steaks, though, could hit the market by 2021. Marta Zaraska, Discover Magazine, "Raising the Steaks: How One City in the Netherlands Wants to Feed the World," 13 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of soy

1679, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for soy

Japanese shōyu

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soy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of soy

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: soybeans and the food products that are made from soybeans

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