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soybean

[soi-been] /ˈsɔɪˌbin/
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 of soybean
1795-1805
First recorded in 1795-1805; soy + bean
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n.

1795, from soy + bean (n.).

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