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.

1875–80; < Japanese tōfu < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese dòufu (dòu bean + turn sour, ferment) Unabridged
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tofu (ˈtəʊˌfuː)
unfermented soya-bean curd, a food with a soft cheeselike consistency made from soya-bean milk
[from Japanese]

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Word Origin & History

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