(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. talc, talcum powder, powdered talc, baby powder, perfumed talc, toilet powder, after-shave powder, counterirritant; see also powder .

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  • Talcum — Tal cum, n. [NL.] (Min.) Same as {Talc}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Talcum — Talcum, s. Talk …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Talcum — Talk massiges, grünweißes Talk Aggregat Chemische Formel Mg3Si4O10(OH)2 Mineralklasse Silikate, Germanate VIII/H.09 40 (nach Strunz) (nach …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • talcum — tal·cum (tălʹkəm) n. 1. Talc. 2. Talcum powder.   [Medieval Latin. See talc.] * * * …   Universalium

  • talcum — noun Powdered and perfumed talc for toilet use. See Also: talcum powder …   Wiktionary

  • talcum — noun Talcum is used before these nouns: ↑powder …   Collocations dictionary

  • talcum — tal·cum || tælkÉ™m n. talc, magnesium silicate powder; talcum powder, powder prepared from purified talc (used to soothe or perfume the skin) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • talcum — n. 1 = TALC. 2 (in full talcum powder) powdered talc for toilet and cosmetic use, usu. perfumed. Etymology: med.L: see TALC …   Useful english dictionary