Wok meaning

wŏk
A metal cooking pan with a convex bottom, for frying, braising, steaming, etc.: often used with a ringlike stand for holding it steady.
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To prepare oriental cuisine using a wok.
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A metal pan having a rounded bottom, used especially for frying and steaming in Asian cooking.
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A large, oriental, round-bottomed cooking pan.
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Origin of wok

  • Cantonese wok6 from Middle Chinese xfiuak (also the source of Mandarin huò)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Cantonese é‘Š (wok6), in Mandarin called: trad. é‘Š, simpl. 镬 (pinyin: huò) or trad. 鍋, simpl. é”… (pinyin: guō).

    From Wiktionary