fig leaf

Primary Meanings of fig leaf

1.
n
a leaf from a fig tree
2.
n
a covering consisting of anything intended to conceal something regarded as shameful
Full Definitions of fig leaf
1

n a leaf from a fig tree

Type of:
foliage, leaf, leafage
the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
2

n a covering consisting of anything intended to conceal something regarded as shameful

Type of:
covering
an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

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