chow·der / ˈchoudər/ • n. a rich soup typically containing fish, clams, or corn with potatoes and onions: clam chowder.
chowder Thick soup made from shellfish (especially clams) or other fish, with pork or bacon. Originally French, now mainly New England and Newfoundland. The name derives from the French chaudière, the large cauldron in which it is prepared.
chowder stew of fish, bacon, etc. XVIII. perh. — F. chaudière pot. CAULDRON.
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