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A protein-rich food coagulated from an extract of soybeans.
[Japanese tōfu, from Middle Chinese tɦə` fɦjyə` (also the source of Mandarin dòufu, tofu) : Middle Chinese tɦə`, bean + Middle Chinese fɦjyə`, fermented, curdled.]
(Cookery) unfermented soya-bean curd, a food with a soft cheeselike consistency made from soya-bean milk
a soft cheeselike food made from curdled soybean milk.
[1875–80; < Japanese tōfu < Chinese dòufu (dòu bean + fǔ turn sour, ferment)]
Unfermented soya bean curd, made from soya bean milk.
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|Noun||1.||tofu - cheeselike food made of curdled soybean milk|
soya milk, soybean milk, soymilk - a milk substitute containing soybean flour and water; used in some infant formulas and in making tofu
curd - a coagulated liquid resembling milk curd; "bean curd"; "lemon curd"