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