[ min-uh-stroh-nee; Italian mee-ne-straw-ne ]
/ ˌmɪn əˈstroʊ ni; Italian ˌmi nɛˈstrɔ nɛ /

noun Italian Cookery.

a thick vegetable soup, often containing herbs, beans, bits of pasta, etc., and served with Parmesan cheese.

Origin of minestrone

1890–95; < Italian, equivalent to minestr(a) kind of soup (literally, something served; see minister) + -one augmentative suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for minestrone

/ (ˌmɪnɪˈstrəʊnɪ) /


a soup made from a variety of vegetables and pasta

Word Origin for minestrone

from Italian, from minestrare to serve
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