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ลองค้นหาคำในรูปแบบอื่นๆ เพื่อให้ได้ผลลัพธ์มากขึ้นหรือน้อยลง: -fig leaf-, *fig leaf*
English-Thai: NECTEC's Lexitron-2 Dictionary [with local updates]
fig leaf[N] ใบของต้นไม้ตระกูลมะเดื่อ
fig leaf[N] สิ่งปกปิดความผิด, See also: สิ่งปิดเรื่องน่าอาย

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They're already hurting, so why not leave them with a little fig leaf of dignity.พวกเขากำลังเจ็บปวดอยู่ ทำไมไม่ปล่อยให้พวกเขาอยู่กับ ความมีเกียรติสักหน่อยล่ะ I've Got You Under Your Skin (2012)

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Fig \Fig\ (f[i^]g), n. [F. figue the fruit of the tree, Pr.
     figa, fr. L. ficus fig tree, fig. Cf. {Fico}.]
     1. (Bot.) A small fruit tree ({Ficus Carica}) with large
        leaves, known from the remotest antiquity. It was probably
        native from Syria westward to the Canary Islands.
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     2. The fruit of a fig tree, which is of round or oblong
        shape, and of various colors.
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     Note: The fruit of a fig tree is really the hollow end of a
           stem, and bears numerous achenia inside the cavity.
           Many species have little, hard, inedible figs, and in
           only a few does the fruit become soft and pulpy. The
           fruit of the cultivated varieties is much prized in its
           fresh state, and also when dried or preserved. See
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     3. A small piece of tobacco. [U.S.]
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     4. The value of a fig, practically nothing; a fico; -- used
        in scorn or contempt. "A fig for Peter." --Shak.
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     {Cochineal fig}. See {Conchineal fig}.
     {Fig dust}, a preparation of fine oatmeal for feeding caged
     {Fig faun}, one of a class of rural deities or monsters
        supposed to live on figs. "Therefore shall dragons dwell
        there with the fig fauns." --Jer. i. 39. (Douay version).
     {Fig gnat} (Zool.), a small fly said to be injurious to figs.
     {Fig leaf}, the leaf tree; hence, in allusion to the first
        clothing of Adam and Eve (Genesis iii.7), a covering for a
        thing that ought to be concealed; esp., an inadequate
        covering; a symbol for affected modesty.
     {Fig marigold} (Bot.), the name of several plants of the
        genus {Mesembryanthemum}, some of which are prized for the
        brilliancy and beauty of their flowers.
     {Fig tree} (Bot.), any tree of the genus {Ficus}, but
        especially {F. Carica} which produces the fig of commerce.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  fig leaf \fig leaf\
     1. The leaf from a fig tree.
     2. An ornamental design shaped like the leaf of a fig tree,
        used in architecture; also, a design shaped like a fig
        leaf to cover genitalia in sculpture or paintings -- in
        reference to the biblical story in Genesis of Adam and
        Eve, who covered their privates with fig leaves.
     3. Hence: [figurative] Anything used to conceal what is
        considered embarrassing or indecent. See sense 2.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  fig leaf
      n 1: a leaf from a fig tree
      2: a covering consisting of anything intended to conceal
         something regarded as shameful

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