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- A leaf of the fig plant.
- 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).
- (figuratively) Anything used to conceal something undesirable or that one does not want to be discovered.
leaf of the fig plant
leaf covering genitals in a work of art