HyperDic: fig_leaf

English > 2 senses of the expression fig leaf:
NOUNplantfig leafa leaf from a fig tree
artifactfig leafa covering consisting of anything intended to conceal something regarded as shameful
English > fig leaf: 2 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningA leaf from a fig tree.
Broaderleaf, leafage, foliageThe main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
Catalanfulla de la figuera
English > fig leaf: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA covering consisting of anything intended to conceal something regarded as shameful.
BroadercoveringAn artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

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