- a powder made of purified, usually perfumed talc, for toilet purposes.
Origin of talcum powder
1885–90; < Medieval Latin talcum talc
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- 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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