noun \ˌmi-nə-ˈstrō-nē, -ˈstrōn\

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

Full Definition of MINESTRONE

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


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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