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soybean

[ soi-been ]
/ ˈsɔɪˌbin /
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noun

a bushy Old World plant, Glycine max, of the legume family, cultivated globally, with greatest productivity in the United States, where it is grown chiefly for forage and soil improvement.
the seed of this plant, used for food, as a livestock feed, and for a variety of other commercial uses.

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Also especially British, soy·a bean [soi-uh-been] /ˈsɔɪ ə ˌbin/ .

Origin of soybean

First recorded in 1795–1805; soy + bean
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