Definitions

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

  • n.pl. Fresh green soybeans, typically prepared by boiling in salted water.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. fresh green soybeans boiled as a vegetable

Etymologies

Japanese : eda, twig, branch + mame, bean.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Japanese (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • 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

  • And it's so tasty too!

    November 21, 2007

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

    November 21, 2007