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 The only thing better than topping a toasty potato with a pat of butter? Spiking that butter with hot honey, Calabrian chiles, harissa and fresh mint, or perhaps an ultra-savory mashup of lime juice, tahini, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "5 Ways to Zhuzh Up the Sweet Potatoes in Your Pantry," 3 Apr. 2020 The book showcases photographs of 250 striking objects: lacquered chopsticks, bento boxes, stainless steel teapots, calligraphy brushes, Shoji sliding doors, Sori Yanagi butterfly stools, Issey Miyake kimonos, and Kikkoman soy sauce bottles. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "Best Books to Read if You're Dreaming of Japan," 30 Mar. 2020 Flat rice noodles are wok-fried with shrimp, squid, egg, bean sprouts, soy sauce, and chili paste, eliciting a hard-to-place charred taste that’s insanely addictive. al, "How to spend 24 hours on Buford Highway in Atlanta," 25 Mar. 2020 Selling points Vegan, soy-free, non-G.M.O. Price About $4.25 for two four-ounce patties. Julia Moskin, New York Times, "How Do the New Plant-Based Burgers Stack Up? We Taste-Tested Them," 22 Oct. 2019 Bonus points to Fields for being sensitive to those with food allergies and dietary restrictions, giving home chefs options to cook nut-free, oil-free and soy-free. Nicole Spector, NBC News, "10 best cookbooks for fall 2019," 18 Oct. 2019 When possible, the dishes are gluten-free, soy-free, non-GMO and organic. Rod Stafford Hagwood, sun-sentinel.com, "12 vegan and vegetarian restaurants you need to check out," 6 Sep. 2019 The company serves a range of diets, including vegetarian, vegan, wheat-free, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free and nut-free options. Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "Rush Bowls, a Colorado meals-in-a-bowl concept, to debut in Houston," 21 Aug. 2019 All of the recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and vegan. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 6 July 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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7 Apr 2020

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“Soy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soy. Accessed 10 Apr. 2020.

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soy

noun
How to pronounce soy (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of soy

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

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