chowder

[ chou-der ]
/ ˈtʃaʊ dər /

noun

a thick soup or stew made of clams, fish, or vegetables, with potatoes, onions, and other ingredients and seasonings.

Nearby words

  1. chow,
  2. chow chow,
  3. chow down,
  4. chow mein,
  5. chow-chow,
  6. chowderhead,
  7. chowhound,
  8. chowk,
  9. chowtime,
  10. choyote

Origin of chowder

1735–45, Americanism; < French chaudière pot, kettle < Late Latin caldāria cauldron

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British Dictionary definitions for chowder

chowder

/ (ˈtʃaʊdə) /

noun

a thick soup or stew containing clams or fish

Word Origin for chowder

C18: from French chaudière kettle, from Late Latin caldāria; see cauldron

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Word Origin and History for chowder

chowder

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