Definition of Soja bean
1. Noun. 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.
Terms within: Soy, Soya, Soya Bean, Soybean, Soy, Soya Bean, Soybean
Generic synonyms: Legume, Leguminous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Glycine, Glycine
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Literary usage of Soja bean
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1. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1894)
"The large bean (Soja hispida or Glycine hispida) is the true soja bean, ... The soja bean is an annual leguminous plant, resembling the bunch or upright ..."
2. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1898)
"The soja bean is, I believe, the most valuable crop ever grown by farmers •of Southern Illinois, both as regards the renovating qualities and its feeding ..."
3. Vegetable Fats and Oils: Their Practical Preparation, Purification by Louis Edgar Andés, Charles Salter (1902)
"SOJA-BEAN OIL. Raw material.—Chinese oil bean, Sao, ... The seeds, which are edible and possess a piquant flavour, contain soja-bean oil, falsely designated ..."
4. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1899)
"The soja bean is attracting considerable attention at present, and justly so. ... By the above figures we see that in protein the soja bean is one-third ..."
5. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1896)
"Henry Trimble reviews the recent literature on the soja bean (So/a hispida Moench,) which constitutes an important article of food in India, China and Japan ..."
6. Forty years in the medical profession, 1858-1898 by John Janvier Black (1900)
"... Articles of Diet—Terrapin—Rest Treatment—Gluten Flours and other Diabetic Flours and Foods—Analysis of Macaroni, Flours, etc.—The soja bean— ..."