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

  • n. Talc.
  • n. Talcum powder.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Powdered and perfumed talc for toilet use.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as talc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Talc; soapstone.

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

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


Medieval Latin; see talc.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Late Latin (Wiktionary)



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