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
With debris scattered for miles across the flat countryside of the Mississippi Delta, federal and local officials combed soybean fields for clues in a military plane crash that killed 15 Marines and a Navy sailor.
Navy and Marine Corps investigators are starting to probe why a military transport plane suddenly corkscrewed into a Mississippi soybean field on Monday, killing all 16 personnel onboard.
The country will account for about 43 percent of the world’s soybean exports, compared with about 21 percent in corn, USDA data show.
While the fat from peanuts, soybeans, rapeseeds and sunflower seeds does a fine job of frying potatoes, something about the molten flesh of Donald and Daisy renders them irresistible.
Since it was signed, Canada and Mexico have become by far America’s largest export markets for products like corn, pork, beef, dairy, soybeans and poultry, and overall total exports have grown from $9 billion in 1993 to $41 billion by 2014.
Robb Fraley, the company’s chief technology office, ticked off the other RNAi products in the pipeline: a soybean that makes oil containing omega-3 and an insecticide that kills mites harming honeybees.
Those young soybeans were also planted without tilling the soil of the previous crop of corn, which reduces erosion that can wash fertilizers into waterways.
At his farm, Travis pointed to strips of grass strategic located among a hill of soybeans used to absorb rain and keep from getting into a creek.
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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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