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Noun: talcum  tal-kum
  1. A fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate; used in a variety of products including talcum powder
    - talc
  2. A toilet powder made of purified talc and usually scented; absorbs excess moisture
    - talcum powder

Derived forms: talcums

Type of: bath powder, dusting powder, mineral, toilet powder

Encyclopedia: Talcum, Kentucky