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Alternative spelling of fig leaf
A representation of leaf of a fig plant used to cover the genitals of a nude figure in a work of art (alluding to Genesis iii 7, in which Adam and Eve use fig leaves to hide their nakedness)
Anything used to conceal something undesirable or that one does not want to be discovered
A leaf of the fig plant
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Alternative spelling of fig leaf
figleaf
{n} the leaf of a figtree, thin covering
fig leaf
a leaf from a fig tree
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a covering consisting of anything intended to conceal something regarded as shameful
fig leaf
disapproval People sometimes refer disapprovingly to something which is intended to hide or prevent an embarrassing situation as a fig leaf. This deal is little more than a fig leaf for the continued destruction of the landscape. the large leaf of the fig tree, sometimes shown in paintings as covering people's sex organs
fig leaf
A fig leaf is a large leaf which comes from the fig tree. A fig leaf is sometimes used in painting and sculpture to cover the genitals of a naked body
fig leaf
a covering consisting of anything intended to conceal something regarded as shameful a leaf from a fig tree
fig leaf
leaf of a fig tree; something which conceals or hides (usually insufficiently or inadequately)
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