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Soybean oil \Soy"bean oil\ (soi"b[=e]n` oil), n. an oil obtained from the soybean ( Glycine max), rich in protein, fats, sterols, and phospholipids, used as a food and in paints and varnishes and in various industrial applications; -- called also soya oil. It is also used in preparing the sauce called soy or soy sauce.


Soja \So"ja\ (s[=o]"j[.a] or s[=o]"y[.a]), n. (Bot.) An Asiatic leguminous herb ( Glycine max, formerly Glycine Soja) the seeds of which (called soy beans) are used in preparing the sauce called soy. Called also soya.


Soybean \Soy"bean\ (soi"b[=e]n`), n.

  1. (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.

  2. the seeds of the Glycine max, which produce soybean oil; -- called also soya bean.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1670s, saio "soybean-based Asian fish sauce," from Dutch soya, from Japanese soyu, variant of shoyu "soy," from Chinese shi-yu, from shi "fermented soy beans" + yu "oil." Etymology reflects Dutch presence in Japan before English and American merchants began to trade there.


n. 1 A Chinese and Japanese liquid sauce for fish, made by subjecting boiled beans to long fermentation and then long digestion in salt and water. US preference is the term ''soy sauce''. 2 soybean. Often used attributively.

  1. n. a source of oil; used for forage and soil improvement and as food [syn: soybean, soya bean]

  2. 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 [syn: soya, soybean, soya bean, soybean plant, soja, soja bean, Glycine max]

  3. thin sauce made of fermented soy beans [syn: soy sauce]

  4. most highly proteinaceous vegetable crop known [syn: soybean]

Soy (Julio Iglesias album)

Soy is a 1973 album by Julio Iglesias. A U.S. version was released in 1980.It was released on the Columbia label.

Soy (Alejandra Guzmán album)

Soy (Eng. I Am) is the title of the tenth studio album released by Mexican singer Alejandra Guzmán. This album was the first produced by Desmond Child and was the winner of the 2002 Latin Grammy Award for " Best Rock Solo Vocal Album", being the first win and, to date, the only Latin Grammy won by the singer.

The album yielded four singles: " De Verdad", " Diablo", " Volveré a Amar" and the Robbie Williams's original " Quiero Vivir". The track "Vagabundo Corazón" features Joe Perry and Steven Tyler from the rock band Aerosmith. The last track, "Labios de Fuego" was featured on the soundtrack of the Mexican film "Dame Tu Cuerpo".

Soy was certified gold in Mexico.

Soy (Cynthia album)

Soy is the debut CD by Cynthia. It was released on June 26, 2006. She said that the album 'is to sing in the car, or in a den at home and the single 'Soy' is a way to go to the public and say that I accept'. With the collaboration of Yahir the album won first place in the Desafio de Estrellas.

Soy (disambiguation)

Soy refers to soybean, a species of legume native to East Asia (soya).

Soy may also refer to:

Soy (Víctor Manuelle album)

Soy is the twelfth album of Puerto Rican Salsa singer Víctor Manuelle. The album was released on June 10, 2008. It produced two singles, "Yo No Se Perdonarte" and "No Soy Quien".

Soy (Debi Nova album)

Soy is the second studio album by Costa Rican singer-songwriter Debi Nova. The album began production in 2012, and was released in June 2014. Three tracks" Un Día a la Vez", " Amor" and " Emergencia"were released as singles. The official music video for the latter song was filmed on July 13, 2014, in Chile.

Soy (Lali Espósito album)

Soy is the second studio album by Argentine singer Lali Espósito and was released on May 20, 2016, by Sony Music Entertainment Argentina. The album is the follow-up to her debut studio album A Bailar (2014). The album's lead single and title track "Soy" was released on May 5, 2016.

Soy (song)

"Soy" is a song recorded by Argentine singer and actress Lali Espósito serving as the lead single for her second studio album Soy and was released on May 5, 2016. The song was written by Espósito along with music producers Pablo Akselrad, Luis Burgio and Gustavo Novello, and was produced by 3musica.

Soy (Ednita Nazario album)

"Soy" is the 21st studio album and 25 studio album recorded by Puerto Rican singer Ednita Nazario, it was released on October 27, 2009. As a rock musician, Ednita never ceases to amaze with their musical selections. And this time, is joined by some of the most important composers of the industry, including Rafael Esparza, Tommy Thompson, Claudia Brant, Samo (rock pop group Camila), and Mark Portman.

The Puerto Rican and also close friend of Ednita, Tommy Torres is also one of the producers who account this new album, scheduled to release October 27, 2009. Two other producers who collaborate with Ednita to make this project a flawless are Sebastian Krys and Graeme Pleeth.

The album had moderate success in comparison to her previous release.

Usage examples of "soy".

Take sauce off the fire and stir in by degrees two tablespoonfuls of tarragon vinegar, two tablespoons of Indian soy, one finely chopped green gherkin, one small pinch of cayenne pepper, and a small quantity of salt.

Take from the fire and add by degrees two tablespoonfuls of tarragon vinegar, two tablespoonfuls of Indian soy, one finely chopped small pickle, and cayenne and salt to season.

Then put them and the lamb, cumin, soy sauce, orange zest, orange juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper in a big bowl.

Besides the dumplings and the beer, we also had a dish of freshly caught fish, stewed with soy sauce, vinegar and different spices, cooked until the bones were soft enough to eat.

It would be more desirable, usually, to make the first cutting from alfalfa into ensilage than later cuttings, because of the showery character of the weather at that season, but the strong objection stands in the way of doing so, that no carbonaceous food, as corn, sorghum or soy beans, is ready for going into the silo then as they are later, with a view of aiding in the better preservation of the ensilage and of making a better balanced ration.

More recently, soy protein has become a major food ingredient because of its health benefits, which are supported by epidemiological studies.

A Chinese merchant, whose little shop bore the name of Soy Foon, along with Chinese characters, closed the front door of his place, and went into a back room.

Soy Foon - the merchant was attired in his native costume - approached a rack which resembled the one in the Buddhist shrine.

Soy Foon entered an open passage, and the barrier slid down in back of him.

WHILE Chon Look was quietly engaged in his pretended shrine, Soy Foon was also contemplative.

But others were coming - here, to this back room of the shop - and even while Soy Foon waited, a light tapping marked the arrival of those whom he expected.

Here, Soy Foon observed a shrewd, leering face - a countenance that betokened both stealth and swiftness.

This distorted creature was the one whom Soy Foon had termed Chun Shi, the Crafty.

That privilege belonged only to one like Soy Foon - a favorite who had actually met the Living Joss face to face.

Like Chon Look, the Buddhist, Soy Foon, the merchant, was sure that he was worthy of the confidence given by Kwa.