Definition of Soybean

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

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

Definition of Soybean

1. Noun. A legume plant (scientific name ''Glycine max''), commonly cultivated for human and animal consumption and as a nitrogen-fixing ground cover. ¹

2. Noun. The edible seed of this plant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Soybean

1. the seed of a cultivated Asian herb [n -S]

Medical Definition of Soybean

1. The bean of the climbing herb Glycine soja or G. Hispida (family Leguminosae); a bean rich in protein and containing little starch; it is the source of soybean oil; soybean flour is used in preparing a bread for diabetics, in feeding formulas for infants who are unable to tolerate cow's milk, and for adults allergic to cow's milk. Synonym: soja, soya. Origin: Hind. Soya, fennel (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soybean

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Literary usage of Soybean

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

1. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"The soybean is an annual leguminous plant, valuable as human and ... In shape and size the soybean seed somewhat resembles that of the Canada pea or ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"Moisten the mixture-with just enough water so that it will hold together. This bait is to be distributed around the plants as recommended above. ' soybean ..."

3. Symposium on Potential Productivity of Field Crops Under Different Environments by W. H. Smith, International Rice Research Institute (1983)
"soybean DK Whigham The soybean has been used in Asia for thousands of years ... soybean is an important food source because of its high protein content and ..."

4. Forage Plants and Their Culture by Charles Vancouver Piper (1914)
"Feeding value of soybean hay. — At the Tennessee Experiment Station, dairy cows were fed soybean hay in comparison with alfalfa hay, and soybean straw in ..."

5. Forage Plants and Their Culture by Charles Vancouver Piper (1914)
"Feeding value of soybean hay. — At the Tennessee Experiment Station, dairy cows were fed soybean hay in comparison with alfalfa hay, and soybean straw in ..."

6. Pork-production by William Wesley Smith, Robert Alexander Craig (1920)
"Tankage versus soybean meal. Eight experiments conducted at four experiment stations give information regarding the relative values of tankage and soybean ..."

7. Economic Incentives and Comparative Advantage in Indonesian Food Crop Production by Leonardo A. Gonzales (1993)
"show that the improved soybean production system has the highest net farm ... Among the traditional soybean production systems in the region in 1986, ..."

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