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Meaning of soybean

soy•bean

Pronunciation: (soi'bēn"), [key]
— n.
  1. a bushy Old World plant, Glycine max, of the legume family, grown in the U.S., chiefly for forage and soil improvement.
  2. the seed of this plant, used for food, as a livestock feed, and for a variety of other commercial uses.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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