Definition of 'soya bean'
- a source of oil; used for forage and soil improvement and as food
Synonyms: soy 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
Synonyms: soy soya soybean soybean plant soja soja bean Glycine max