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A high-protein food made from partially cooked, fermented soybeans.
[Indonesian tempe, from Javanese, soybean cakes.]
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(Cookery) fermented soya beans
[C20: from Indonesian tempe]
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a fermented soybean cake.
[1960–65; < Javanese témpé]
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