minestrone

[min-uh-stroh-nee; Italian mee-ne-straw-ne]
noun Italian Cookery.
a thick vegetable soup, often containing herbs, beans, bits of pasta, etc., and served with Parmesan cheese.

Origin:
1890–95; < Italian, equivalent to minestr(a) kind of soup (literally, something served; see minister) + -one augmentative suffix

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minestrone (ˌmɪnɪˈstrəʊnɪ)
 
n
a soup made from a variety of vegetables and pasta
 
[from Italian, from minestrare to serve]

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minestrone
It. vegetable soup, 1891, from It., with aug. suffix -one + minestra "soup," lit. "that which is served," from L. ministrare (see minister).
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Example sentences
The flavors of this minestrone are no less complex than summer minestrones that
  have a lot of different vegetables in them.
Soups might include lobster minestrone with basil oil or cream of spinach and
  potato.
Begin with a minestrone soup made with fresh vegetables, or sample carpaccio.
Simpler than minestrone, this soup delivers flavor with a touch of tartness.
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