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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A soft metamorphic rock composed mostly of the mineral talc.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A variety of steatite (see talc); specifically, a piece of such stone used when heated for a griddle, a foot-warmer, or other like purpose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See steatite, and talc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun geology a soft rock, rich in talc, also containing serpentine and either magnetite, dolomite or calcite

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a soft heavy compact variety of talc having a soapy feel; used to make hearths and tabletops and ornaments

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From its smooth soapy feel.]

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