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  • n. An Asian bushy leguminous plant of the species Glycine max, extensively grown for its nutritious oil-rich proteinaceous seeds and for forage.

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  • n. 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
  • n. a source of oil; used for forage and soil improvement and as food
  • n. 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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