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minestrone

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noun min·e·stro·ne \ˌmi-nə-ˈstrō-nē, -ˈstrōn\

Simple Definition of minestrone

  • : a thick Italian soup that is usually made with beans, vegetables, and pasta

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of minestrone

  1. :  a rich thick vegetable soup usually with dried beans and pasta (as macaroni or vermicelli)

Origin and Etymology of minestrone

Italian, augmentative of minestra, from minestrare to serve, dish up, from Latin ministrare, from minister servant — more at minister


First Known Use: 1871


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