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.]
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