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
Recent Examples of soybean from the Web
Subsidies for crops and crop insurance have sustained grain farmers in recent years as prices plummeted for wheat, corn and soybeans thanks to favorable weather that boosted harvests.
The town is surrounded by farms growing wheat, canola and soybeans.
His father, Jerry Hayden, plants the soybeans and his younger brother, Bobby, plants the corn.
Before he got involved in the beer business, Frederick County farmer Greg Clabaugh grossed about $600 an acre for growing traditional crops like corn and soybeans.
University of Hawaii researchers say that a diet emphasizing grains, vegetables, fruit, and legumes – especially soybeans – significantly lowers risk of endomitrial cancer.
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First Known Use of soybean
SOYBEAN Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of soybean for Students
: the edible seed of an Asian plant that is rich in protein
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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