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
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    • 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).

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