Definition of minestra in English:

minestra

Pronunciation /mɪˈnɛstrə/

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 this is first attested later: 1280) from classical Latin ministrāre.