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talcum powder

[tal-kuh m]
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noun
  1. a powder made of purified, usually perfumed talc, for toilet purposes.
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Origin of talcum powder

1885–90; < Medieval Latin talcum talc
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British Dictionary definitions for talcum powder

talcum powder

noun
  1. a powder made of purified talc, usually scented, used for perfuming the body and for absorbing excess moistureOften shortened to: talc
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