(mih-nest-ROE-nay) - Means "big soup." It is a thick vegetable soup that generally contains pasta.
A thick soup mad with a large variety of vegetables, usually including greens..
soup made with a variety of vegetables
A thick Italian soup containing a mixture of vegetables and pasta or rice.
vegetable soup with pasta or rice
a thick soup of Italian origin containing assorted vegetables, peas and beans, pasta (such as vermicelli or macaroni) and herbs in a meat or vegetable broth.
a very hearty, mixed vegetable soup, subject to enormous variation. From minestrare (to administer), probably because this was the only dish served at the meal. Note that it is redundant to say “minestrone soup”.
a minestra with pasta.
a thick Italian vegetable soup usually containing pasta along with peas or beans and sometimes other vegetables.
Minestrone (< Italian minestra 'soup' + -one (augmentative suffix)) is name for a variety of thick Italian soups made with vegetables, often with the addition of pasta or rice. Common ingredients include beans, onions, celery, carrots, stock, and tomatoes.