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Definition of "chowder" [chow•der]

  • A thick soup containing fish or shellfish, especially clams, and vegetables, such as potatoes and onions, in a milk or tomato base. (noun)
  • A soup similar to this seafood dish: corn chowder. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chowder" in a sentence
  • "I use the term chowder here in the sense of a milky, fishy soup."
  • "Umm that's a pretty fantastic garden for an apartment dweller and the chowder is awesome."
  • "Yes | No | Report from fishallday wrote 21 weeks 2 days ago chowder is amazing and that looks delicious."