A bowl of seafood chowder.
chowder definition by Webster's New World
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a thick soup made variously, but usually containing onions, potatoes, and salt pork, sometimes corn, tomatoes, or other vegetables, and often, specif., clams or fish and milk
Origin: French chaudière, a pot ; from Late Latin caldaria: see caldron
chowder definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A thick soup containing fish or shellfish, especially clams, and vegetables, such as potatoes and onions, in a milk or tomato base.
- A soup similar to this seafood dish: corn chowder.
Origin: French chaudière, stew pot, from Old French, from Late Latin caldāria; see cauldron.