soybean

noun soy·bean \ ˈsȯi-ˌbēn \
variants: or less commonly soya bean play \ˈsȯi-ə-\

Definition of soybean

:a hairy annual Asian legume (Glycine max) widely grown for its oil-rich proteinaceous seeds and for forage and soil improvement; also :its seed

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First Known Use of soybean

1802



SOYBEAN Defined for English Language Learners

soybean

noun

Definition of soybean for English Language Learners

  • : the bean of an Asian plant that contains a large amount of protein and that is used as a food


SOYBEAN Defined for Kids

soybean

noun soy·bean \ ˈsȯi-ˌbēn \

Definition of soybean for Students

:the edible seed of an Asian plant that is rich in protein

Medical Dictionary

soybean

noun soy·bean \ ˈsȯi-ˌbēn \
variants: also soya bean

medical Definition of soybean

:a hairy annual Asian legume (Glycine max) grown for its oil-rich proteinaceous seeds and for forage and soil improvement; also :its seed


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