Definition of chowder in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃaʊdə/


[mass noun]
A rich soup typically containing fish, clams, or corn with potatoes and onions: clam chowder
More example sentences
  • He is making up some more of his clam chowder although it will be more like potato soup as just a few clams are left in the freezer.
  • She loves to make soups, and her favorite recipe is corn chowder.
  • About the only traces that remained of his short occupancy were two jars of leftover fish chowder he'd prepared for friends a couple of weeks earlier, then stuck in the freezer.


Mid 18th century: perhaps from French chaudière 'stew pot', related to Old Northern French caudron (see cauldron).

Words that rhyme with chowder

Gouda, howdah, Lauda, powder

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