Definition of soybean in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsoiˌbēn/


1A widely cultivated plant of the pea family which produces edible seeds.
  • Glycine max, family Leguminosae.
Example sentences
  • In leguminous crops such as soybean, the seed coat also has a significant impact in the agricultural marketplace as a component or by-product of processed seeds.
  • Thermotolerance acquisition and expression of heat shock proteins has also been found in the cultivated leguminous soybean.
  • As with many aspects of farming, planting soybeans into rye is still a process under development.
1.1The seed of the soybean plant, used in a variety of foods and fodder, especially as a replacement for animal protein.
Example sentences
  • In addition, they reported that nonGM wheat is replacing GM corn and soybeans in their food products.
  • Those allergic to soybeans must avoid eating foods containing its proteins.
  • Despite the growing organic food business and protests of anti-G.M. food groups, Americans already eat lots of genetically modified food, mostly soybeans and corn.

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Syllabification: soy·bean

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