a bushy Old World plant, Glycine max, of the legume family, grown in the U.S., 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.
noun 1. a milk substitute made of soy flour and water, used especially in the making of tofu.
noun 1. a pale-yellow oil derived from soybeans by expression or solvent extraction: used as a food and in the manufacture of soap, candles, inks, paints, varnishes, etc.
noun 1. finely ground soybeans, most commonly used as an additive to other flours, processed meats, cereals, etc.
noun any processed foodstuff made from soybeans Examples Tofu, soy milk, tempeh, and textured soy protein are examples of soyfood. Word Origin 1930 Usage Note cooking