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soya bean

[soi-uh] /ˈsɔɪ ə/
noun
1.
Origin
soya < Dutch sojaJapanese; see soy
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soya bean

/ˈsɔɪə/
noun
1.
an Asian bean plant, Glycine max (or G. soja), cultivated for its nutritious seeds, for forage, and to improve the soil
2.
the seed of this plant, used as food, forage, and as the source of an oil
Word Origin
C17 soya, via Dutch soya from Japanese shōyu, from Chinese chiang yu, from chiang paste + yu sauce
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