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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 But once she was promoted to a wok station, Meng Tao went back to her old ways, and soon customers started asking for her by name. Mackenzie Fegan, SFChronicle.com, "Three generations at work in Henry’s Hunan restaurants in San Francisco," 22 Jan. 2020 Quite a lot, including the gas burners, woks and deep-fryers that Thai Cook would need to make spring rolls or fried tofu. Pete Wells, New York Times, "A Bangkok Kitchen Hides Inside a Chinese Restaurant in Queens," 7 Jan. 2020 In a large wok or frying pan, heat oil over medium heat; cook and stir onions and garlic until softened, about 3 minutes. Kary Osmond, chicagotribune.com, "Kary Osmond: Pad thai for a picky palate," 8 Nov. 2019 Heat a teaspoon of oil in a wok or wide skillet and stir-fry vegetables of your choice — broccoli, carrots, snow peas and mushrooms work well — until tender. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "10 easy, fast weeknight dinners to make with grocery rotisserie chicken," 25 Sep. 2019 In a large skillet or wok, over medium-high heat, cook beef in 2 batches, each batch with 1 tablespoon oil until meat is no longer pink; about 3 minutes. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Beef: Here's why it's leaner than ever and a source for several nutrients," 2 Nov. 2019 In a large skillet or wok over high heat, heat the pan. Sheryl Julian, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Rice-noodle bowls with chicken and broccoli use just a few ingredients and high heat," 3 Sep. 2019 Return the skillet or wok to high heat and add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Joe Yonan, The Denver Post, "Fried rice was made for those containers of leftover takeout in your fridge," 21 Aug. 2019 The 66,000-square-foot supermarket off the Seward Highway — with unique features for the grocery chain such as made-to-order pho, ramen and wok meals and a Kaladi Brothers coffee bar — is expected to boost mall traffic. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "New Carrs store at Anchorage mall part of revival valued at over $30 million," 13 Nov. 2019

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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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11 Feb 2020

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“Wok.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wok. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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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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