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English definition of “veneer”

veneer

noun [C/U]  /vəˈnɪər/ us  
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.
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