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the stomach, especially of an animal

So Death shall be deceav'd his glut, and with us two / Be forc'd to satisfie his Rav'nous Maw.

the upper digestive tract (where food enters the body), especially the mouth and jaws of a ravenous creature

To save poor lambkins from the eagle's maw.

any great, insatiable or perilous opening
{n} the ventricle of the stomach, the craw
informal terms for the mouth
A stomach; the receptacle into which food is taken by swallowing; in birds, the craw; now used only of the lower animals, exept humorously or in contempt
A gull
An old game at cards
If you describe something as a maw, you mean that it is like a big open mouth which swallows everything near it. helping to chop wood to feed the red maw of the stove
Appetite; inclination
{i} stomach of an animal; mount or throat of an animal; cavernous opening that resembles the open mouth of a voracious animal

Pylorus, the Keeper of a Gate, a Porter. In Anatomy, the lower Orifice or Mouth of the Stomach, by which the Meat is let into the Entrails, the Maw-gut : It is alſo call’d Janitor in Latin.

Any of several parasitic worms which infest the mammalian stomach and intestines, especially a nematode
{n} a worm that breeds in the stomach
hog maw
Pig tripe
plural of maw
sea maw
The sea mew

    Turkish pronunciation


    /ˈmô/ /ˈmɔː/


    [ 'mo ] (noun.) before 12th century. From Old English maga, from Germanic *magē-, from Indo-European *mak- ‘bag, belly’. Cognate with Dutch maag, German Magen, Swedish mage; and from Indo-European with Welsh megin ‘bellows’, Russian мошна ‘pocket, bag’, Lithuanian mãkas ‘purse’.


    mawing, mawed

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