Maw definitions

The throat, gullet, jaws, or oral cavity of a voracious animal.
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Anything thought of as consuming, devouring, etc. without end.
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Ma; mama; mother.
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The mouth, stomach, jaws, or gullet of a voracious animal, especially a carnivore.
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The opening into something felt to be insatiable.
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(archaic) The stomach, especially of an animal.
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The upper digestive tract (where food enters the body), especially the mouth and jaws of a ravenous creature.
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Any great, insatiable or perilous opening.
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Appetite; inclination.
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(dialect, colloquial) Mother.
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A gull.
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Origin of maw

From Middle English mawe, from Old English maga (“stomach, maw"), from Proto-Germanic *magô (“belly, stomach"), from Proto-Indo-European *mak-, *maks- (“bag, bellows, belly"). Cognate with West Frisian mage, Low German mage, Dutch maag (“stomach, belly"), German Magen (“stomach"), Danish mave, Swedish mage (“stomach, belly"), and also with Welsh megin (“bellows"), Russian мошна (moÅ¡ná, “pocket, bag"), Lithuanian mãkas (“purse").