minestrone

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

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


MINESTRONE Defined for English Language Learners

minestrone

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

Definition of minestrone for English Language Learners

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


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