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Definition of wok

: a large bowl-shaped cooking utensil used especially in stir-frying

Examples of wok in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cooking: That wok gathering dust at the back of your cabinet could be doing so much more. ExpressNews.com, "Express Briefing: S.A. companies’ gear popular with Capitol rioters," 18 Jan. 2021 Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat until smoking, then pour in the sunflower oil. Washington Post, "Give leftovers a rest with this sticky hoisin broccoli and noodles for two," 7 Feb. 2021 Kornnawong grew up in Isaan, informally studying the art of the wok from her father and aunt. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Kin Khao alum has a funky new Isaan Thai pop-up in a leafy S.F. patio," 16 Oct. 2020 The long beans must be wok-fried first, then stir-fried again with a mix of ground pork and pork strips. Sunset Staff, Sunset Magazine, "Chefs’ Favorite Winter Dishes," 7 Jan. 2021 Our kitchen and cooking writer, Valerie Li Stack, made her way through each of Our Place's claims for use, first substituting it for her wok to roast peanuts. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "The cult-loved 8-in-1 Always Pan is at a rare discount," 27 Dec. 2020 Cook until crisp-tender, then add the sauce and the chicken back into the wok and mix it all together until everything is cooked through (if the sauce needs thickening, add some water and cornstarch slurry). Stacy Akazawa, Bon Appétit, "This Chinese Sacha Sauce Goes Out to All My Umami Lovers," 5 Nov. 2020 Go ahead and make a stir fry without hovering over a wok. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, "These air fryers can make quick and healthy versions of your favourite foods," 14 Dec. 2020 And recipes for kebab provide many enticing options, including spicy marinated lamb grilled over charcoal, turmeric and yogurt-braised chicken prepared in a hot wok, and fried beef patties seasoned with coriander, garlic and chiles. Washington Post, "Our favorite cookbooks of 2020," 9 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of wok

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wok

Chinese (Guangdong) wohk

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5 Mar 2021

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“Wok.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wok. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of wok

: a pan that is shaped like a bowl and that is used especially for cooking Chinese food

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