Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural Fresh green soybeans, typically prepared by boiling in salted water.

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  • noun fresh green soybeans boiled as a vegetable

Etymologies

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

[Japanese : eda, twig, branch + mame, bean.]

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Japanese

Examples

  • Heston seems to think that peas and soya beans which I call edamame beans are sufficient, but the customers want rice and the customers are always right.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Plant estrogens in edamame, or fresh soy bean pods, may not harm breast cancer survivors, a new study finds

    Soy foods could help breast cancer survivors

  • Whenever I dine at a Japanese restaurant, edamame is always an item I order.

    Recipe for Edamame Pesto Spread (Ενταμάμε Πέστο Σαλάτα)

  • Young green soybeans are called edamame and are sold fresh and frozen.

    The Food Matters Cookbook

  • (Yes, edamame is a fancy name for the beans of a soy plant!)

    Edamame Snacks | A Veggie Venture

  • Rows of goodies included dark chocolate with caramel and pecans ($3.49), chocolate almond clusters ($4.99), dark chocolate-covered ginger ($4.49) and dark chocolate edamame, the Japanese word for soybeans, ($3.29).

    News & Record Article Feed

  • To get the anti-cancer benefits of soy, you need to consume about 50 grams per day of the whole food, such as raw fresh soybeans, known as edamame, dry roasted soybeans or tofu.

    10News.com - Local News

  • To get the anti-cancer benefits of soy, you need to consume about 50 grams per day of the whole food, such as raw fresh soybeans, known as edamame, dry roasted soybeans or tofu.

    Channel3000.com - Local News

  • To get the anti-cancer benefits of soy, you need to consume about 50 grams per day of the whole food, such as raw fresh soybeans, known as edamame, dry roasted soybeans or tofu.

    KITV.com - Local New

  • To get the anti-cancer benefits of soy, you need to consume about 50 grams per day of the whole food, such as raw fresh soybeans, known as edamame, dry roasted soybeans or tofu.

    WSOCTV.com - Local News

Comments

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  • If you just love shelling peas and can't get your fix, edamame will save the day.

    November 21, 2007

  • And it's so tasty too!

    November 21, 2007

  • I love edamame. The way I was taught is to shell it with your tongue and the roof of your mouth, and just let the beans drop.

    November 21, 2007