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A fine, often perfumed powder made from purified talc for use on the skin.
talcum powder(ˈtælkəm) or
a powder made of purified talc, usually scented, used for perfuming the body and for absorbing excess moisture. Often shortened to: talc
tal′cum pow`der(ˈtæl kəm)
a toilet powder made of purified, usu. perfumed talc.
[1885–90; < Medieval Latin talcum talc]
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|Noun||1.||talcum powder - a toilet powder made of purified talc and usually scented; absorbs excess moisture|
bath powder, dusting powder, toilet powder - a fine powder for spreading on the body (as after bathing)