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fig' leaf"




1. the leaf of a fig tree.
2. a representation of a fig leaf, used as an ornament in architecture, as a cover for the genitalia on a statue or in a painting, etc.
3. something intended to conceal what may be considered indecorous or indecent: to approach the facts of life with the fig leaves of roundabout expressions.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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