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[ed-uh-mah-mey] /ˌɛd əˈmɑ meɪ/
plural noun
unripe, green soybeans that are steamed or boiled in their pods.
Origin of edamame
1950-55;< Japanese eda branch, twig + mame beans Unabridged
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Examples from the web for edamame
  • Those who planted their okra early are beginning to harvest them, and the edamame are also starting to ripen.
  • Round out the menu with edamame and spinach and noodle salads.
  • We were pleased and surprised when an amuse bouche of edamame was brought to the table.
  • The new menu will include appetizers such as edamame, miso soup and sesame seaweed salad.
  • Diners can also try the sashimi, noodles or edamame appetizers and add a miso soup or traditional salad to their sushi selections.
  • Side dishes including edamame and miso soup are included in the all-you-can-eat option.
  • Starters include pureed edamame soup and seasoned tofu salad, as well as wonton soup varieties and salads.
  • Green soybeans, sometimes called edamame, are found in the frozen vegetable section in supermarket.
  • edamame has been explored from production to harvesting and processing.
  • Pictured at left are, edamame, or green soybeans that are edible.
Contemporary definitions for edamame

Japanese term for fresh soybeans; also written eda mame

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Japanese's 21st Century Lexicon
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