bean curd

n. Food (Bird 1881, 1: 295) [Semi-calque < Chin toufu 豆腐 and later < J tōfu とうふ, lit. bean rot (< MChin)] Tofu, a soft vegetable cheese, originally eaten only in the Orient, but now found worldwide.
(Cannon, Garland. 1996. The Japanese Contributions to the English Language: An Historical Dictionary.)

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