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1. A thick soup containing fish or shellfish, especially clams, and vegetables, such as potatoes and onions, in a milk or tomato base.
2. A soup similar to this seafood dish: corn chowder.
[French chaudière, stew pot, from Old French, from Late Latin caldāria; see cauldron.]
(Cookery) a thick soup or stew containing clams or fish
[C18: from French chaudière kettle, from Late Latin caldāria; see cauldron]
a thick soup of clams, fish, or vegetables, usu. with potatoes, milk, and various seasonings.
[1735–45, Amer.; < French chaudière pot, kettle < Late Latin caldāria cauldron]
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|Noun||1.||chowder - a thick soup or stew made with milk and bacon and onions and potatoes|
soup - liquid food especially of meat or fish or vegetable stock often containing pieces of solid food
corn chowder - chowder containing corn
clam chowder - chowder containing clams
fish chowder - chowder containing fish