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Definition of soya bean noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

soya bean

 
(British English) (North American English soybean noun
BrE BrE//ˈsɔɪbiːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɔɪbiːn//
 
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a type of bean, originally from SE Asia, that is used instead of meat or animal protein in some types of food a soya bean casserole