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maw



Pronunciation: (mô), [key]
n.
1. the mouth, throat, or gullet of an animal, esp. a carnivorous mammal.
2. the crop or craw of a fowl.
3. the stomach, esp. that of an animal.
4. a cavernous opening that resembles the open jaws of an animal: the gaping maw of hell.
5. the symbolic or theoretical center of a voracious hunger or appetite of any kind: the ravenous maw of Death.

maw



Pronunciation: (mô), [key]
n. Informal.
mother.

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