soya

Soja \So"ja\ (s[=o]"j[.a] or s[=o]"y[.a]), n. (Bot.) An Asiatic leguminous herb ({Glycine max}, formerly {Glycine Soja}) the seeds of which (called {soy beans}) are used in preparing the sauce called {soy}. Called also {soya}. [1913 Webster]