- a thick vegetable soup, often containing herbs, beans, bits of pasta, etc., and served with Parmesan cheese.
Origin of minestrone
Examples from the Web for minestrone
Neighboring families war over who makes the best, most authentic, recipe for everything from tomato sauce to minestrone.A Young Chef Travels to Calabria, Italy, and Learns the Old Ways of Cooking
November 28, 2013
“That part of this ordeal has been remarkable,” Hamoodi says, ladling a Libyan version of minestrone for a guest.Iraq War Sanctions Run Amok: Shakir Hamoodi’s Story
June 18, 2012
Minestrone is a favourite dish in Lombardy when vegetables are plentiful.The Cook's Decameron: A Study in Taste:
Mrs. W. G. Waters
How good Moretti's minestrone tastes to the unsophisticated tongue.Shandygaff
The be-shawled damsel came in with the inevitable bowl of minestrone, soup with cabbage and cauliflower and other things.Sea and Sardinia
D. H. Lawrence
- a soup made from a variety of vegetables and pasta
Word Origin and History for minestrone
Italian vegetable soup, 1871, from Italian minestrone, with augmentative suffix -one + minestra "soup, pottage," literally "that which is served," from minestrare "to serve, to prepare (soup, etc.)," from Latin ministrare (see minister (v.)).