"soya" in the noun sense
1. soy, soya, soybean, soya bean, soybean plant, soja, soja bean, Glycine max
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
2. soy, soybean, soya, soya bean
the most highly proteinaceous vegetable known the fruit of the soybean plant is used in a variety of foods and as fodder (especially as a replacement for animal protein)
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