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veneer

noun [C/U]  us   /vəˈnɪər/
a thin layer of decorative wood or other material used to cover a cheaper or less attractive material: [C] It’s a pine table with a mahogany veneer. A veneer is also something that hides something unpleasant or unwanted: [U] His ethics are pure veneer.
Translations of “veneer”
in Chinese (Traditional) 飾面薄板, 鑲板, 掩飾物…
in Russian шпон…
in Turkish yaldızlı cilâ, yaldız, boya…
in Chinese (Simplified) 饰面薄板, 镶板, 掩饰物…
in Polish okleina…
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