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tofu

[ toh-foo ]
/ ˈtoʊ fu /
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noun
a soft, bland, white cheeselike food, high in protein content, made from curdled soymilk: used in Asian and vegetarian cooking.
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Also called bean curd [been-kurd]. /ˈbin ˌkɜrd/.

Origin of tofu

First recorded in 1875–80; from Japanese tōfu, from Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese dòufu (dòu “bean” + “turn sour, ferment”)
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British Dictionary definitions for tofu

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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