Definition of chowder noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

chowder

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈtʃaʊdə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃaʊdər//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a thick soup made with fish and vegetables clam chowder see also bisque Word Origin mid 18th cent.: perhaps from French chaudière ‘stew pot’, related to Old Northern French caudron, based on Latin caldarium, calidarium ‘cooking-pot’, from calidus ‘hot’.
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