[ soi ]

  1. the soybean plant or its seeds: Soy is a major crop in Brazil.

  2. a product or products made from soybeans: I'm vegetarian, so my main source of protein is soy.

  1. soy sauce: Add about 2 tablespoons soy to the noodles.

  2. soymilk: We use soy in our coffee instead of milk.

  1. made or derived from soybeans or soymilk: soy flour.

Origin of soy

First recorded in 1690–1700; perhaps via Dutch or New Latin soya, soja, from Japanese shōyu, earlier siau-yu, from Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese jìngyóu “soybean oil”
  • Also especially British, soy·a [sawee-uh] /ˈsɔi ə/ .

Words Nearby soy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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