maw definition

  • noun:
    • The lips, belly, jaws, or gullet of a voracious pet, specially a carnivore.
    • The orifice into some thing felt is insatiable: "We saw the orifice maw of hell” ( Herman Melville).
    • the tummy, specially of an animal
    • the top of digestive tract (where meals gets in your body), especially the mouth and jaws of a ravenous creature.
    • any great, insatiable or perilous opening.
    • Mother.
    • A gull.
    • A stomach; the receptacle into which meals is taken by eating; in wild birds, the craw; -- today utilized just of this lower creatures, exept humorously or perhaps in contempt.
    • Appetite; inclination.
    • a vintage online game at cards.
    • The stomach: now used of people only in contempt, and rarely of pets.
    • The crop or craw of a fowl.
    • The noise or air-bladder of a fish.
    • Stomach; desire for food; desire.
    • A dialectal (Scotch) type of mew.
    • a vintage online game at cards, played with a piquet pack of thirty-six cards by any number of persons from two to six.
    • informal terms for the mouth
  • others:
    • A dialectal (Scotch) type of mow.

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