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A metal pan shaped like a shallow bowl, used especially for frying and steaming in Asian cooking.
[Cantonese wok6, from Middle Chinese xɦuak (also the source of Mandarin huò).]
(Cookery) a large metal Chinese cooking pot having a curved base like a bowl and traditionally with a wooden handle
[from Chinese (Cantonese)]
a large bowl-shaped cooking pan used for stir-frying, steaming, etc.
[1950–55; < dial. Chinese (Guangdong) wohk pan = Chinese huo]
wok- Derives from a Cantonese word meaning "pan."
See also related terms for pan.