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wok

[ wok ]
/ wɒk /
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noun
a large bowl-shaped pan used in cooking Chinese food.
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Origin of wok

1955–60; <dialectal Chinese (Guangdong) wohk pan, equivalent to Chinese huo

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British Dictionary definitions for wok

wok
/ (wɒk) /

noun
a large metal Chinese cooking pot having a curved base like a bowl and traditionally with a wooden handle

Word Origin for wok

from Chinese (Cantonese)
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