Also Chiefly British ˈsoya (ˈsɔɪə
2. the soybean plant or its seeds
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Word origin of 'soy'Jpn, prob. dial. var. of SinoJpn shōyu < shō, rice, wheat, or beans fermented & steeped in brine + yu, oil