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tofu

[toh-foo] /ˈtoʊ fu/
noun
1.
a soft, bland, white cheeselike food, high in protein content, made from curdled soybean milk: used originally in Oriental cookery but now in a wide variety of soups and other dishes.
Also called bean curd.
Origin of tofu
1875-1880
1875-80; < Japanese tōfu < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese dòufu (dòu bean + turn sour, ferment)
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tofu

/ˈtəʊˌfuː/
noun
1.
unfermented soya-bean curd, a food with a soft cheeselike consistency made from soya-bean milk
Word Origin
from Japanese
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Word Origin and History for tofu
n.

soy bean curd, 1880, from Japanese tofu, from Chinese doufu, from dou "beans" + fu "rotten."

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