Adjective "Chowder" definition and examples

(Chowder may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A rich soup typically containing fish, clams, or corn with potatoes and onions.
  1. 'We wandered down Cannery Row and sat at the quayside eating clam chowder from bread bowls.'
  2. 'Hints of fish and chips and saltwater taffy drift through the air, and clam chowder is ubiquitous on local menus.'
  3. 'We had an appetizer of Italian salad and clam chowder soup.'
  4. 'Coastal fish and coconut milk chowders, potato-based soups, and Amazonian pepper-pot dishes are joined by chicken consommé, cream of avocado, and cow's foot and tripe soup.'
  5. 'I'm hungry and tonight they are having my favorite meal, clam and potato chowder, swordfish, and apple pie for dessert.'
  6. 'About the only traces that remained of his short occupancy were two jars of leftover fish chowder he'd prepared for friends a couple of weeks earlier, then stuck in the freezer.'
  7. 'You'll find some rather unsettling accounts of what can go wrong in a restaurant kitchen and why you should never assume that there are actually clams in your clam chowder.'
  8. 'She loves to make soups, and her favorite recipe is corn chowder.'
  9. 'The meat is also dark, so does not suit a New England-style clam chowder, which is white, as well as it does the Manhattan version, which is not.'
  10. 'To start, I had the clam and cod chowder with brandy cream for €4.60.'

More definitions


1. a thick soup or stew made of clams, fish, or vegetables, with potatoes, onions, and other ingredients and seasonings.


(chowder)Mid 18th century: perhaps from French chaudière ‘stew pot’, related to Old Northern French caudron (see cauldron).