Synonyms for soybean

1. soybean (n.)

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


2. soybean (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


3. soybean (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)