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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 Martin Yan went on camera to show off his wok work on an induction stove. Los Angeles Times, 16 Dec. 2021 Add oil in a wok or Dutch oven to 3 inches deep and heat over medium heat until to 350°F. Christopher Michel, Country Living, 18 Oct. 2021 Toss it all in a wok or cast-iron skillet until the rice gets faintly crackly. Shilpa Uskokovic, Bon Appétit, 8 Sep. 2021 The latter Manchu dish is the homestyle crispy pork, these thin slivers of loin coated with a cornstarch-and-potato-starch batter and then fried twice, once in a deep fryer and then again in a wok with a little oil and aromatics. Washington Post, 13 Dec. 2021 The menu at Holly Blue will include raw fish preparations and dishes created in a state-of-the-art wok, such as pad Thai and XO fried rice, a Rocchio favorite. Ben Crandell, sun-sentinel.com, 27 Sep. 2021 The kitchen sears a springy tangle of wheat noodles in a wok with some usual suspects of American Thai restaurants like oyster sauce, onion and bell pepper. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Oct. 2021 Any true stir-fry, for example, ought to be prepared in a wok. . . . Judson Berger, National Review, 17 Oct. 2021 My wok and electric frying pan can cook nearly anything. Washington Post, 11 Oct. 2021

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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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“Wok.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wok. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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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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