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tofu Syllabification: to·fu
Pronunciation: /ˈtōfo͞o/

Definition of tofu in English:


Curd made from mashed soybeans, used chiefly in Asian and vegetarian cooking.
Example sentences
  • Lin says for the home-style bean curd they use soft tofu and mix it with shredded pork, red pepper and green onion.
  • It is made of bread, pine nuts and strong-smelling preserved tofu, or bean curd.
  • Bean curd or tofu can be justifiably called a great invention of ancient China.


From Japanese tōfu, from Chinese dòufu, from dòu 'beans' + 'rot, turn sour'.

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