tofu

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noun to·fu \ˈtō-(ˌ)fü\

Definition of tofu

  1. :  a soft food product prepared by treating soybean milk with coagulants (such as magnesium chloride or diluted acids) —called also bean curd

Origin and Etymology of tofu

Japanese tōfu


First Known Use: 1771


TOFU Defined for English Language Learners

tofu

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noun to·fu \ˈtō-(ˌ)fü\

Definition of tofu for English Language Learners

  • : a soft, white food made from soybeans and often used in vegetarian cooking instead of meat


TOFU Defined for Kids

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noun to·fu \ˈtō-fü\

Definition of tofu for Students

  1. :  a soft food product prepared from soybeans


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