Definition of minestra in English:

minestra

noun

  • Any of various Italian soups usually consisting of vegetables or grain in broth.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Ray (1627–1705), naturalist and theologian. From Italian minestra from minestrare to serve at table, dish up (although only attested from 1260–80) from classical Latin ministrāre.

Pronunciation

minestra

/mɪˈnɛstrə/