• WordNet 3.6
    • n soybean 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 soybean 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 soybean 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
    • Soybean (Bot) An Asiatic leguminous herb (Glycine max, formerly Glycine Soja) the seeds of which (also called soy beans) are used in preparing the sauce called soy. Called also soya bean and soya.
    • Soybean the seeds of the Glycine max, which produce soybean oil; -- called also soya bean.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Soybean actually has Diadzein and genistein that act like weak estrogen.
    • n soybean See soy, 2.
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In literature:

In cool latitudes the soybean should be chosen.
"Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement" by Alva Agee
Tomorrow I will hear a report on hybrid soybean plantings in the Upper Kam District.
"Sjambak" by John Holbrook Vance
This snapshot shows a black agricultural laborer planting soybeans, which were used as high protein livestock feed.
"Frying Pan Farm" by Elizabeth Brown Pryor
The banquet may continue with soup, often created from fish stock and fermented soybean paste called miso.
"Zen Culture" by Thomas Hoover
Add beaten eggs and soybean pulp.
"Let's Use Soybeans" by Anonymous

In news:

STONEVILLE — Mississippi State University scientists are trying to identify soybean varieties resistant to a disease that can reduce yields by more than 20 bushels per acre.
Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences have reached a new licensing agreement on a leading soybean technology.
Soybean oil is the most common base in US margarines .
DES MOINES, Iowa ( bullish USDA's Weekly Export Sales Report helped the CME Group corn, soybean and wheat markets to close higher Friday.
CHICAGO, Illinois ( starting higher, the CME Group corn and soybean markets turned lower and closed that way Wednesday.
A growing wave of soybean imports appears to make China increasingly dependent on US supplies.
A few soybean podworms were seen, but below threshold levels.
USDA's WASDE report due out tomorrow will be the first estimates of corn and soybean yields based on actual observations.
Farmer Paul Smith examines a Palmer amaranth weed growing in his field of soybeans.
Soybean College breakout session focuses on best management practices for spraying applications.
While November soybeans rose 12.25 cents to $15.3950 a bushel.
While November soybeans fell 34 cents to $15.2725 a bushel.
While November soybeans fell 6.50 cents to $15.64 a bushel.
While November soybeans jumped 17.25 cents to $15.7050 a bushel.
While November soybeans rose 6.75 cents to $15.5325 a bushel.

In science:

The results for the Soybean dataset are not reported since there is more than one possible data set in the UCI repository under that name.
Information Theoretic Learning with Infinitely Divisible Kernels
Genetic diversity of bean pod mottle virus (bpmv) and development of bpmv as a vector for gene expression in soybean. PhD Thesis (Plant Pathology) - Supervisor Prof. Ghabrial SA.
Results of Evolution Supervised by Genetic Algorithms