verb (used with object), talcked or talced [talkt] /tælkt/, talck·ing or talc·ing [tal-king] /ˈtæl kɪŋ/.
Origin of talc
Examples from the Web for talc
The little log-thatched fort with its windows of talc opened wide doors to the far-travelled English.Vikings of the Pacific|Agnes C. Laut
Every where near the road lay spar full of talc, or Muscovy glass, glittering in the sun.Lachesis Lapponica|Carl von Linn
Grease spots may be removed either by rubbing with talc powder, or with oil of turpentine.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
This is the medival name for mica, but in Elizabethan times known as talc or muscovy stone.On the magnet, magnetick bodies also, and on the great magnet the earth|William Gilbert of Colchester
The United States produces nearly two-thirds of the world's talc.The Economic Aspect of Geology|C. K. Leith
British Dictionary definitions for talc
noun Also: talcum
verb talcs, talcking, talcked, talcs, talcing or talced
Word Origin for talc
Word Origin and History for talc
1580s, from Middle French talc, probably from Spanish talco and Medieval Latin talcum "talc" (ealy 14c.), both from Arabic talq, from Persian talk "talc." "It was applied by the Arab and medieval writers to various transparent, translucent and shining minerals such as talc proper, mica, selenite, etc." [Flood].