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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Chow"der
  1. [Cookery] A dish made of fresh fish or clams, biscuit, onions, etc., stewed together.
  2. A seller of fish.(Prov. Eng)

Etymology: F. chaudière a kettle, a pot. Cf. Caldron

verb Chow"der
To make a chowder of.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A thick soup or stew made with milk and bacon and onions and potatoes

Probably a borrowing from French chaudière (“pot”), from Late Latin caldaria < Latin caldarium; also related to English cauldron). Possibly from older English jowter (“fish monger”).

  1. A thick, creamy soup or stew.
  2. A stew, particularly fish or seafood, not necessarily thickened.
  3. A seller of fish.

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Past life for Chowder born Feb 2, 1993

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Arctic approximately on 750. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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