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A metal pan shaped like a shallow bowl, used especially for frying and steaming in East Asian cooking.
[Cantonese wok6, from Middle Chinese xɦuak (also the source of Mandarin huò).]
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(Cookery) a large metal Chinese cooking pot having a curved base like a bowl and traditionally with a wooden handle
[from Chinese (Cantonese)]
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a large bowl-shaped cooking pan used for stir-frying, steaming, etc.
[1950–55; < dial. Chinese (Guangdong) wohk pan = Chinese huo]
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wok- Derives from a Cantonese word meaning "pan."
See also related terms for pan.
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wok[ˈwɒk] n → wok m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (Cook) → Wok m
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wok[wɒk] n → wok m inv padella concava usata nella cucina cinese
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