soy sauce

noun

Definition of soy sauce

  1. :  a brown sauce that is made from soybeans and used especially in Chinese and Japanese cooking

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  soybean

sauceplay
  1. :  a condiment or relish for food

    :  a fluid dressing or topping

    :  something that adds zest or piquancy

  1. :  to dress with relish or seasoning

    :  to cover or serve with a sauce

    :  to modify the harsh or unpleasant characteristics of


SOY SAUCE Defined for Kids

soy sauce

noun \ˈsȯi-\

Definition of soy sauce for Students

  1. :  a brown sauce made from soybeans and used especially in Chinese and Japanese cooking


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