soya bean

[ soi-uh ]
/ ˈsɔɪ ə /


Words nearby soya bean

Origin of soya bean

soya < Dutch sojaJapanese; see soy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for soya bean

soya bean

US and Canadian soybean (ˈsɔɪˌbiːn)

/ (ˈsɔɪə) /


an Asian bean plant, Glycine max (or G. soja), cultivated for its nutritious seeds, for forage, and to improve the soil
the seed of this plant, used as food, forage, and as the source of an oil

Word Origin for soya bean

C17 soya, via Dutch soya from Japanese shōyu, from Chinese chiang yu, from chiang paste + yu sauce
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