English version

fig leaf

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Plants
fig leafˈfig leaf noun [countable]  HBPthe large leaf of the fig tree, sometimes shown in paintings as covering people’s sex organs
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fig leafWithin a few days of its unveiling Achilles was modestly kitted out with a fig leaf.In other words it is Picasso without a fig leaf.But there is more fig leaf than fact in this rationalization.The fig leaf, however, helped little.But this fig leaf fooled no one.
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