min·​e·​stro·​ne | \ ˌmi-nə-ˈstrō-nē How to pronounce minestrone (audio) , -ˈstrōn How to pronounce minestrone (audio) \

Definition of minestrone

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Try throwing a rind into your pot of minestrone or pasta sauce while cooking and remove before serving. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "Don't Toss That Cheese Rind! Here Are 12 Ways to Repurpose Food Scraps," 19 May 2020 Both farro, especially the quick-cooking type, and barley would be terrific in recipes like minestrone soup. Catherine Lo, Good Housekeeping, "The 8 Best Pasta Substitutes That Won't Leave You Hungry," 27 Mar. 2020 My latest Weeknight Veg recipe, a winter minestrone that will satisfy you on any cold night in January. The Washington Post, "Free Range on Food: New Year's resolutions, choosing the right salt, trends of 2019, this week's recipes and more!," 8 Jan. 2020 Cruciferous vegetables, like the cabbage and especially kohlrabi that find their way into almost every bowl of Sardinian minestrone, also may play a role. National Geographic, "These traditional diets can lead to long lives," 17 Dec. 2019 Thursday may be Thanksgiving but, on Wednesday, what hundreds of guests were giving thanks for was Parenteau’s minestrone. Kevin Fagan, SFChronicle.com, "Thanksgiving is great, but for the hungry every day is turkey day," 27 Nov. 2019 Choices will include minestrone soup, Caesar salad, lobster ravioli, filet mignon, gnocchi Sorrentina, branzino Mediterraneo, panettone and tiramisu. Rod Stafford Hagwood, sun-sentinel.com, "Looking for a Christmas Eve and/or Day restaurant? Look no further.," 3 Dec. 2019 Fresh produce can go into soups like minestrone or vegetable soup. Tara Duggan, SFChronicle.com, "PG&E outage: Freezer and refrigerator tips during and after a power shutoff," 10 Oct. 2019 In addition to the aforementioned dinner menu items, Peternell expects to always serve duck confit and a seasonal minestrone soup. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Longtime Chez Panisse chef Cal Peternell opens the Lede in Oakland," 23 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of minestrone

1871, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for minestrone

borrowed from Italian, from minestra "any of various soups or dishes similar to minestrone" (noun derivative of minestrare, ministrare "to provide, serve, dish up," going back to Latin ministrāre "to serve, minister entry 2") + -one, augmentative suffix (going back to Latin -ō, -ōn-, suffix of nouns denoting persons with a prominent feature)

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“Minestrone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minestrone. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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

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