Definition of Soya bean

1. Noun. A source of oil; used for forage and soil improvement and as food.

Exact synonyms: Soy, Soybean
Group relationships: Glycine Max, Soja, Soja Bean, Soy, Soya, Soybean, Soybean Plant
Generic synonyms: Bean

2. 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.
Exact synonyms: Glycine Max, Soja, Soja Bean, Soy, Soya, Soybean, Soybean Plant
Terms within: Soy, Soya, Soybean, Soy, Soybean
Generic synonyms: Legume, Leguminous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Glycine, Glycine

3. Noun. 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).
Exact synonyms: Soy, Soya, Soybean
Substance meronyms: Soy Flour, Soybean Flour, Soybean Meal, Soy, Soy Sauce
Terms within: Soyabean Oil, Soybean Oil
Generic synonyms: Bean, Edible Bean
Specialized synonyms: Field Soybean
Group relationships: Glycine Max, Soja, Soja Bean, Soy, Soya, Soybean, Soybean Plant

Definition of Soya bean

1. Noun. An Asian bushy leguminous plant of the species (spelink Glycine max), extensively grown for its nutritious oil-rich proteinaceous seeds and for forage. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soya Bean

soy bean
soy flour
soy milk
soy milk maker
soy nut
soy proteins
soy sauce
soya bean (current term)
soya beans
soya milk
soya sauce
soyabean oil
soybean flour
soybean future
soybean meal
soybean milk
soybean oil
soybean plant

Literary usage of Soya bean

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Genetic Manipulation in Crops: Proceedings of the International Symposium on by International Rice Research Institute (1988)
"This has attracted much attention.1'2 In recent years, progress in studying the vectors and recipients in soya-bean genetic engineering has been made. ..."

2. Japan, the New World-power: Being a Detailed Account of the Progress and by Robert Percival Porter (1915)
"Only after one has travelled through the region where the soya bean reigns supreme, and has seen the wharves and the warehouses, the stations, ..."

3. Pharmaceutical and Food Analysis: A Manual of Standard Methods for the by Azor Thurston (1922)
"soya beans are cultivated in Russia, Japan, China and the Southern part of the United States. The United States imported soya bean oil as follows : For the ..."

4. Commercial Handbook of China by Julean Arnold (1920)
"In the western world the soya bean is used but little as a foodstuff. ... Manchuria is the center of the soya-bean and bean-oil industry, with Dairen as the ..."

5. The Condensed Chemical Dictionary: A Reference Volume for All Requiring by Chemical Catalog Company, Inc (1920)
"Soy Osl. See Soya-bean oil. Soya-bean Oil* (Soja-bean oil; Bean oil; Chinese bean oil) ... Soya- bean oil is frequently quoted on faq (meaning "fair average ..."

6. The Corrosion and Preservation of Iron and Steel by Allerton Seward Cushman, Henry Alfred Gardner (1910)
"soya bean Oi1. — This oil is produced from the soya bean which grows in Manchuria,2 the product being used largely in the manufacture of soaps. ..."

7. Chemistry of Materials of the Machine and Building Industries by Robert Benjamin Leighou (1917)
"Soya-bean Oil.—The soya bean is native to Manchuria, but has been rather ... From 10 to 15 per cent, of oil is obtained from the soya bean by the method of ..."

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