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soy

[ soi ]
/ sɔɪ /
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noun

the soybean plant or its seeds: Soy is a major crop in Brazil.
a product or products made from soybeans: I'm vegetarian, so my main source of protein is soy.
soy sauce: Add about 2 tablespoons soy to the noodles.
soymilk: We use soy in our coffee instead of milk.

adjective

made or derived from soybeans or soymilk: soy flour.

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Also especially British, soy·a [sawee-uh] /ˈsɔi ə/ .

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”
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