[mee-soh; Japanese mee-saw]
noun Japanese Cookery.
a fermented seasoning paste of soybeans, often with rice or barley added, used to flavor soups and sauces.

1720–30; < Japanese, probably < dialectal Korean, equivalent to Korean meju soybean malt

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a combining form meaning “hate,” with the object of hatred specified by the following element: misogyny.
Also, mis-.

< Greek, combining form of mīseîn to hate, mîsos hatred

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miso (ˈmiːsəʊ)
a thick brown salty paste made from soya beans, used to flavour savoury dishes, esp soups
[from Japanese]

miso- or (before a vowel) mis-
combining form
indicating hatred: misogyny
[from Greek misos hatred]
mis- or (before a vowel) mis-
combining form
[from Greek misos hatred]

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before vowels, mis-, comb. form of misos "hatred," misein "to hate." Forming many compounds in English, most of them obscure or recherche, but some perhaps useful, e.g. 'misocapnic (adj.) "hating (tobacco) smoke," 'misocyny "hatred of dogs."
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miso- or mis-
Hatred: misogamy.

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Example sentences
Later some salt and seasoning, kelp powder, and a few tablespoons of miso to each.
Every entrée includes a choice of miso soup or green salad with ginger dressing.
If you order a complete meal, skip the salad and choose miso soy-bean soup instead of the watery clear broth.
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