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chowder

verb chow·der \ ˈchau̇-dər \

Definition of chowder

transitive verb
:to make chowder of

First Known Use of chowder

1732


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chowder

noun

Definition of chowder

:a soup or stew of seafood (such as clams or fish) usually made with milk or tomatoes, salt pork, onions, and other vegetables (such as potatoes); also :a soup resembling chowder
  • corn chowder

Examples of chowder in a Sentence

  1. a bowl of clam chowder

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Origin and Etymology of chowder

French chaudière kettle, contents of a kettle, from Late Latin caldaria — more at cauldron


CHOWDER Defined for English Language Learners

chowder

noun

Definition of chowder for English Language Learners

  • : a thick soup or stew made of seafood or corn with potatoes and onions and milk or tomatoes


CHOWDER Defined for Kids

chowder

noun chow·der \ ˈchau̇-dər \

Definition of chowder for Students

:a soup or stew made of fish, clams, or a vegetable usually simmered in milk


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