- an annual crop plant (Glycine max) of the pea family, native to China and Japan but widely grown for its seeds, which contain much protein and oil, and as a forage and cover crop
- its seed
Origin of soybeansoy + bean
- An annual leguminous plant (Glycine max) native to East Asia, widely cultivated for its seeds, which are used for food, as a source of oil, and as animal feed.
- A seed of this plant.