\ 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 magic ingredient is actually an iron-rich protein from soy plants mass-produced using yeast. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Is the Impossible Burger Actually Healthy? A Nutritionist Weighs In on the Ingredients," 29 Apr. 2019 As noted on Ulta, even the box is recyclable and made with soy ink. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "I Need These Cactus-Shaped Makeup Brushes From Tarte's Sister Brand Sugar Rush Immediately," 19 Apr. 2019 According to Trevor Corson’s The Story of Sushi, sushi itself used to be made with fish cured with salt or soy to preserve it for days or weeks. Tamar Adler, Vogue, "Is Serving Raw Meat And Fish A Dinner Party Taboo?," 12 Apr. 2019 For example, farmers in the Amur region who used to send harvests 2,000 miles west for processing now have three local soy oil plants at their disposal. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Today’s Logistics Report: Freight’s Bigger Value; Choppy Container Waters; Tracking Food Supplies," 22 Feb. 2019 To give you some background, candles are usually made from paraffin wax or soy wax, both of which are solids that act as the fuel for candle flame. Sam Gutierrez, House Beautiful, "Are Your Favorite Candles Slowly Poisoning You?," 26 Dec. 2018 The Impossible Burger combines various kinds of soy with textured wheat protein and coconut oil in an attempt to replicate the fattiness and bleed of a medium-rare beef patty. Bee Wilson, WSJ, "Textures That Delight and Disgust," 21 Feb. 2019 The soy/Dijon/garlic sauce was 💯 and always enjoy an easy couscous recipe! Rose Minutaglio, Town & Country, "I'm Cooking Every Single Ina Garten Recipe. Here's What I've So Far Learned From the Barefoot Contessa.," 5 Feb. 2019 Vietnamese summer rolls with soy dipping sauce Makes 12 or enough to serve 4 The first group of Vietnamese immigrants came in the mid-1970s, after the Vietnam War. Karoline Boehm Goodnick,, "Recipe: Vietnamese summer rolls are flavorful, crunchy, and delicious with a soy dipping sauce," 25 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of soy

: soybeans and the food products that are made from soybeans

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a sum of money that is sent as a payment

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