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talcum powder

[tal-kuh m] /ˈtæl kəm/
noun
1.
a powder made of purified, usually perfumed talc, for toilet purposes.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Medieval Latin talcum talc
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British Dictionary definitions for talcum powder

talcum powder

/ˈtælkəm/
noun
1.
a powder made of purified talc, usually scented, used for perfuming the body and for absorbing excess moisture Often shortened to talc
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