soya bean

Primary Meanings of soya bean

1.
n
the most highly proteinaceous vegetable known; the fruit of the soybean plant is used in a variety of foods and as fodder (especially as a replacement for animal protein)
2.
n
erect bushy hairy annual herb having trifoliate leaves and purple to pink flowers; extensively cultivated for food and forage and soil improvement but especially for its nutritious oil-rich seeds; native to Asia
Full Definitions of soya bean
1

n the most highly proteinaceous vegetable known; the fruit of the soybean plant is used in a variety of foods and as fodder (especially as a replacement for animal protein)

Synonyms:
soy, soya, soybean
Types:
field soybean
seeds used as livestock feed
Type of:
bean, edible bean
any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for food
2

n erect bushy hairy annual herb having trifoliate leaves and purple to pink flowers; extensively cultivated for food and forage and soil improvement but especially for its nutritious oil-rich seeds; native to Asia

Synonyms:
Glycine max, soja, soja bean, soy, soya, soybean, soybean plant
Type of:
legume, leguminous plant
an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae

n a source of oil; used for forage and soil improvement and as food

Synonyms:
soy, soybean
Type of:
bean
any of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans

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