Definition of wok
: a large bowl-shaped cooking utensil used especially in stir-frying
Recent Examples of wok from the Web
Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet or wok over high heat.
Heat 1 tablespoon peanut oil in large nonstick skillet or wok on medium-high.
Regional selections are prepared using wok-cooking styles complemented with Chinese and Vietnamese culinary influences.
Put the lard in a large wok or a 14-inch skillet and set over medium-high heat.
And his Chinese grandmother is trying to outdo her, claiming latkes are best made in her wok.
Order them stir-fried; the high heat of the wok prevents the noodles from clumping together or getting greasy.
Heat the oil in a wok over medium to medium-low heat (325 degrees).
In a large pan or wok over medium heat, heat oil and butter to melt.
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Origin and Etymology of wok
Chinese (Guangdong) wohk
First Known Use: 1952See Words from the same year
WOK Defined for English Language Learners
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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