a thick vegetable soup containing vermicelli, barley, etc. in a meat broth
Origin of minestroneItalian from minestra, soup from minestrare, to serve from Classical Latin ministrare: see minister, transitive verb
A thick soup of Italian origin containing assorted vegetables, beans, pasta such as vermicelli or macaroni, and herbs in a meat or vegetable broth.
Origin of minestroneItalian 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 Indo-European roots.
Directly from Italian