Definition of talcum powder noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

talcum powder

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈtælkəm ˌpaʊdər//
 
(informal talc
NAmE//tælk//
 
)
[uncountable]
 
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a fine soft powder, usually with a pleasant smell, that you put on your skin to make it feel smooth and dry
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: talcum powder