Definition of soy in English:

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Pronunciation: /soi/


1Protein derived from soybeans, used as a replacement for animal protein in foods and fodder: I’m trying to add more soy into my diet soy is a key ingredient in livestock feed
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  • Whether your aim is to avoid milk or to eat more soy, you can now find 'cultured soy' tucked in among the milk products in the yogurt aisle.
  • Nutritionists say that, for the most part, eating soy is better for most people than eating mostly beef or pork.
  • My doctor recommended that I incorporate soy into my diet.
2The soybean plant: soy is the nation’s leading source of food-grade oil the most common GMOs are soy, corn, canola and cotton
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  • The chief benefits of biotech corn and soy accrue to farmers who lower their weed and pest control costs.
  • More and more land was put towards cash crops like coffee and soy.
  • Second only to corn as America's most widely grown crop, soy is the nation's leading source of food-grade oil.


From Japanese shō-yu, from Chinese shi-yu, from shi 'salted beans' + yu 'oil'.

Words that rhyme with soy

ahoy, alloy, Amoy, annoy, boy, buoy, cloy, coy, destroy, employ, enjoy, Hanoi, hoi polloi, hoy, Illinois, joy, koi, oi, ploy, poi, Roy, savoy, tatsoi, toy, trompe l'œil, troy

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