talcum powder

a powder made of purified, usually perfumed talc, for toilet purposes.

1885–90; < Medieval Latin talcum talc

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talcum powder (ˈtælkəm)
Often shortened to: talc a powder made of purified talc, usually scented, used for perfuming the body and for absorbing excess moisture

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