Fig-leaf meaning

A stylized representation of the leaf of a fig, used especially to conceal genitals depicted in works of art.
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Something that serves as a usually insufficient concealment or camouflage.
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A leaf of a fig tree.
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A representation of such a leaf used, as in sculpture, to conceal the genitals of a nude.
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Any blatant or inadequate attempt to cover up or disguise something.
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A leaf of the fig plant.
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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).
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(figuratively) Anything used to conceal something undesirable or that one does not want to be discovered.
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Alternative spelling of fig leaf.
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