Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A protein-rich food coagulated from an extract of soybeans and used in salads and various cooked foods.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A protein-rich food made from curdled soybean milk.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. cheeselike food made of curdled soybean milk

Etymologies

Japanese tōfu, from Chinese dòufu : dòu, bean + , fermented, curdled.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Mandarin 豆腐 (dòufu) and Japanese 豆腐 (tōfu). (Wiktionary)

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  • Tofu (豆�?), also t�?fu (the Japanese Romaji spelling), doufu (the Chinese Pinyin spelling), toufu, or bean curd (the literal translation), is a food of Chinese origin,1 made by coagulating soy milk, and then pressing the resulting curds into blocks. There are many different varieties of tofu, including fresh tofu and tofu that has been processed in some way. Tofu has very little flavor or smell on its own, so it can be used either in savory or sweet dishes, and is often seasoned or marinated to suit the dish.

    May 27, 2009