tofu

[ toh-foo ]
/ ˈtoʊ fu /
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noun

a soft, bland, white cheeselike food, high in protein content, made from curdled soybean milk: used in Asian and vegetarian cookery.

Origin of tofu

1875–80; < Japanese tōfu < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese dòufu (dòu bean + turn sour, ferment)
Also called bean curd.
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tofu

/ (ˈtəʊˌfuː) /

noun

unfermented soya-bean curd, a food with a soft cheeselike consistency made from soya-bean milk

Word Origin for tofu

from Japanese
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