- a salty, fermented sauce prepared from soybeans, used in East Asian cuisine.
Also especially British, soy·a sauce [soi-uh saws] /ˈsɔɪ ə ˌsɔs/.
Origin of soy sauce
First recorded in 1785–95
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- a salty dark brown sauce made from fermented soya beans, used esp in Japanese and Chinese cookeryAlso called: soya sauce
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