min·e·stro·ne (mĭn′ĭ-strōnē, -strōn)
A thick soup of Italian origin containing assorted vegetables, beans, pasta such as vermicelli or macaroni, and herbs in a meat or vegetable broth.
[Italian, augmentative of minestra, dish consisting of pasta, rice, vegetables or beans cooked in water, from Old Italian, from minestrare, to dish up, serve this dish, from Latin ministrāre, to serve food, from minister, servant; see mei-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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