I was about to play touch football with John-John and I could almost smell the chowder.
Neat-handed Phillis at the door received the chowder, and by its aid excited a sound and a smell, both prophetic of supper.
chowder may be made of clams, first cutting off the hard part.
When the chowder is opened, heat and add milk according to taste.
We asked the prisoner the name of the leader of the troop; he said it was chowder Loll.
Put a few rolled crackers in each plate and pour in chowder.
Mr. Bangs had made his chowder of condensed milk, sweet and sticky.
Bass are good fried, boiled, broiled, or made into a chowder.
chowder may be made as above, substituting clams for the cod.
When fresh grated corn is used, of course it should be cooked in a double boiler for 10–15 m. before adding to chowder.
1751, American English, apparently named for the pot it was cooked in: French chaudière "a pot" (12c.), from Late Latin caldaria (see caldron). The word and the practice introduced in Newfoundland by Breton fishermen, and spreading thence to New England.
CHOWDER. A favorite dish in New England, made of fish, pork, onions, and biscuit stewed together. Cider and champagne are sometimes added. Pic-nic parties to the sea-shore generally have a dish of chowder, prepared by themselves in some grove near the beach, from fish caught at the same time. [John Russell Bartlett, "Dictionary of Americanisms," 1859]The derogatory chowderhead (1819) is a corruption of cholter-head (16c.), from jolthead, of unknown origin.