from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various soups made with clams, salt pork, potatoes, onions, and milk or tomatoes.

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  • noun A type of chowder made from clams and usually potatoes, with numerous variations.

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  • noun chowder containing clams


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