soy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n soy 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)
    • n soy thin sauce made of fermented soy beans
    • n soy 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
    • n soy a source of oil; used for forage and soil improvement and as food
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Soy crayons have been invented to replace wax crayons and one acre of soybeans can produce over 80,000 crayons
    • Soy A Chinese and Japanese liquid sauce for fish, etc., made by subjecting boiled beans (esp. soybeans), or beans and meal, to long fermentation and then long digestion in salt and water.
    • Soy (Bot) The soybean.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The eight most popular foods to cause food allergies are: milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, soy, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish
    • n soy A kind or sauce prepared in the East from the soy-bean (see def. 2). It is eaten with fish, cold meat, etc. There are two or three qualities of soy, but the Japanese soy is reckoned the best.
    • n soy The soy-bean or-pea, Glycine Soja (Soja hispida, etc.). It is an annual leguminous plant with stout nearly erect or somewhat climbing stems covered with rusty hairs, bearing trifoliate leaves and from their axils two or three pods 1½ or 2 inches long. The seeds are made into the above sauce and variously used in cookery; an oil is also expressed from them, and the residue is extensively used in China for feeding cattle and as a fertilizer. The plant is native from northern India to Japan. The cultivated plant differs somewhat from the wild, and by some authors is distinguished as Glycine hispida. Also Sahuca bean.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Kikkoman soy sauce was originated in 1630 in Japan.
    • n Soy soi a thick and piquant sauce made from the seeds of the soy bean or pea, a native of China, Japan, and the Moluccas
    • Soy Also Soo′ja
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chinese shōyū,

Usage

In literature:

Eres alma, Soy corazon.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
This will be even more noticeable in the case of Soy.
"The Astonishing History of Troy Town" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Soy may be purchased at fancy grocers.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
Soy muy bonita, Soy muy Sala!
"Spanish Life in Town and Country" by L. Higgin and Eugène E. Street
Vetches are good, and soy beans are among the best for orchards.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
Add two tablespoonfuls each of walnut catsup, soy, and Worcestershire sauce.
"How to Cook Fish" by Olive Green
I was to say particularly a few words about the soy bean.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
In the North the earlier maturing varieties of soy beans are almost equally good.
"Apple Growing" by M. C. Burritt
The rows were kept clean until June and then sowed to soy beans.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Soy is used to the fish.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
Aside from the soy bean and the peanut, nuts have no rivals in the vegetable kingdom.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Eleventh Annual Meeting" by Various
How patiently she stirred the hot tomato soy the captain made; O yes!
"The Great White Tribe in Filipinia" by Paul T. Gilbert
Mushroom catchup, walnut pickle, or soy may be added.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
While this is doing, season a little brown gravy with pepper, salt, a tea-spoonful of soy, and a little mustard.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Soy el Blasco, es el Blasquito.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
The soy bean was introduced a few years ago by the Agricultural Department, but has failed hitherto to attract attention.
"Notes on Agriculture in Cyprus and Its Products" by William Bevan
Looks to me like soy.
"The Five Arrows" by Allan Chase
Mais que de luy je ne soye oubliee!!!
"The First Governess of the Netherlands, Margaret of Austria" by Eleanor E. Tremayne
The Indian soy sauce may be obtained in bottles.
"The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book" by Victor Hirtzler
Ma fille, soyes la bien revenue.
"The Teaching and Cultivation of the French Language in England during Tudor and Stuart Times" by Kathleen Lambley
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In poetry:

A Soun tres chere et special,
Fer and ner and overal
In mundo,
Que soy ou saltz et gre
With mouth, word and herte free
Jocundo.
"Lines from Love Letters" by Anonymous British
En mar sin playas onda sonante,
En el vacio cometa errante,
Largo lamento
Del ronco viento,
Ansia perpetua de algo mejor,
Eso soy yo.
"Rimas XV" by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
There was an old person of Troy,
Whose drink was warm brandy and soy,
Which he took with a spoon,
By the light of the moon,
In sight of the city of Troy.
"Limerick: There was an old person of Troy" by Edward Lear

In news:

In China, fried rice can be as simple as rice seasoned with soy sauce, one or two vegetables, and eggs.
Light soy sauce enhances the flavor and color of the vegetables and other ingredients.
Tofu, tempeh, soy milk—these staples of a meat-free diet are surprise gas producers.
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce.
8 cups Kikkoman Soy Sauce.
Mix all but soy and dill into medium bowl.
8 cups sake 8 cups water 4 cups soy 1 lb.
Syracuse New Times 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons sesame oil 4 tablespoons minced fres,COMICS.
Puree lemon in a blender with just enough soy sauce (or tamari) to blend.
Perhaps you're at a local coffee shop, sipping a soy latte and scanning today's sports section to see where you ended up.
Mix together the scallions , ginger, oil, soy, vinegar, and salt in a bowl.
Coarse salt or good soy sauce.
Soya & Pomodoro is a little restaurant that serves a soy burger at lunch ($6) but is otherwise all Italian.
Bridge View Candles, made with soy wax, are poured into wine and liquor bottles.
Leading off Monday, the premiere of "Por Ella Soy Eva" (For Her I'm Eva) drew a solid 1.3/4 in 18-49 and 3.4 million viewers overall.
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In science:

Hexane filled vesicles were formed by emulsifying hexane, containing a small amount of soy lecithin (1 g/l), with water containing a quantity of vaterite spheres.
Optical microrheology using rotating laser-trapped particles
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