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tal·cum

 (tăl′kəm)
n.
1. Talc.
2. Talcum powder.

[Medieval Latin; see talc.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.talcum - a fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicatetalcum - a fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate; used in a variety of products including talcum powder
talcum powder, talcum - a toilet powder made of purified talc and usually scented; absorbs excess moisture
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
soaprock, soap-rock, soapstone, steatite - a soft heavy compact variety of talc having a soapy feel; used to make hearths and tabletops and ornaments
French chalk - a soft white compact talc used to mark cloth or to remove grease stains
rensselaerite - a kind of soft talc; sometimes used as wood filler
2.talcum - a toilet powder made of purified talc and usually scentedtalcum - 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)
talc, talcum - a fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate; used in a variety of products including talcum powder
Translations
مَسْحوق الطَّلْق
zásyp
talkum
talkpúîur

talc

(tӕlk) noun
1. a kind of soft mineral that feels like soap.
2. talcum.
talcum (ˈtӕlkəm) noun
(also talcum powder. often abbreviated to talc) a kind of fine, usually perfumed, powder made from talc, used on the body.

tal·cum

n. polvo.
References in classic literature ?
What bothered him in his smelling was his ignorance of talcum powder.
Of his own initiative, he approached the lady god again, attracted by the talcum powder and other minor fragrances he had already identified as the strange scents encountered on the beach.
She rinsed and dried the back of his neck and dusted it with talcum powder.