wok

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noun \ˈwäk\

Definition of wok

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

Origin and Etymology of wok

Chinese (Guangdong) wohk


First Known Use: 1952


WOK Defined for English Language Learners

wok

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noun \ˈwäk\

Definition of wok for English Language Learners

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


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