Maw

Definition of Maw

Pronunciation: mạ
n.1.(Zool.) A gull.
1.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.
Bellies and maws of living creatures.
- Bacon.
2.Appetite; inclination.
Unless you had more maw to do me good.
- Beau. & Fl.
Fish maw
(Zool.) See under Fish.
1.An old game at cards.

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