soybean

[soi-been]
noun
1.
a bushy Old World plant, Glycine max, of the legume family, grown in the U.S., chiefly for forage and soil improvement.
2.
the seed of this plant, used for food, as a livestock feed, and for a variety of other commercial uses.

Origin:
1795–1805; soy + bean

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soya bean or (US and Canadian) soybean (ˈsɔɪə, ˈsɔɪˌbiːn)
 
n
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
 
[C17 soya, via Dutch soya from Japanese shōyu, from Chinese chiang yu, from chiang paste + yu sauce]
 
soybean or (US and Canadian) soybean
 
n
 
[C17 soya, via Dutch soya from Japanese shōyu, from Chinese chiang yu, from chiang paste + yu sauce]

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Example sentences
Roasted chiles blended with soybean oil to make a dark reddish brown paste.
The soybean on the right was intercropped between rows of corn.
The best defence, it seems, is to spread soybean oil baited with a slow-acting
  pesticide.
Huge amounts of land are now being devoted to the soybean industry.
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