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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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