Etymology
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minestrone (n.)

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 "to serve, attend, wait upon," from minister "inferior, servant, priest's assistant" (see minister (n.)).

updated on May 10, 2017

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Definitions of minestrone from WordNet

minestrone (n.)
soup made with a variety of vegetables;
Synonyms: petite marmite / vegetable soup
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