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English noun: soya

1. soya (plant) 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

SynonymsGlycine max, soja, soja bean, soy, soya bean, soybean, soybean plant

Broader (hypernym)legume, leguminous plant

Part holonymsoy, soy, soya, soya bean, soya bean, soybean, soybean

Member meronymgenus Glycine, Glycine

2. soya (food) 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)

Synonymssoy, soya bean, soybean

Broader (hypernym)bean, edible bean

Narrower (hyponym)field soybean

Part meronymGlycine max, soja, soja bean, soy, soya, soya bean, soybean, soybean plant

Substance holonymsoyabean oil, soybean oil

Substance meronymsoy, soy flour, soy sauce, soybean flour, soybean meal

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