Maw (?), n. [See Mew a gull.] Zool.

A gull.


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Maw, n. [OE. mawe, AS. maga stomach; akin to D. maag, OHG. mago, G. magen, Icel. magi, Sw. mage, Dan. mave. .]


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.


Appetite; inclination.


Unless you had more maw to do me good. Beau. & Fl.

Fish maw. Zool. See under Fish.


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Maw, n.

An old game at cards.

Sir A. Weldon.


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