Definitions

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

  • noun Talc.
  • noun Talcum powder.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Talc; soapstone.

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

  • noun (Min.) Same as talc.

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  • noun Powdered and perfumed talc for toilet use.

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

  • noun a toilet powder made of purified talc and usually scented; absorbs excess moisture
  • noun a fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate; used in a variety of products including talcum powder

Etymologies

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

[Medieval Latin; see talc.]

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Late Latin

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