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A thick soup of Italian origin containing assorted vegetables, beans, pasta such as vermicelli or macaroni, and herbs in a meat or vegetable broth.
(Cookery) a soup made from a variety of vegetables and pasta
[from Italian, from minestrare to serve]
min•e•stro•ne(ˌmɪn əˈstroʊ ni)
a thick vegetable soup, often containing beans, herbs, and bits of pasta.
[1890–95; < Italian, =minestr(a) kind of soup (literally, something served; see minister) + -one augmentative suffix]