What does the word talc mean?

Usage examples for talc

  1. He pushed a great mound of talc- fine dust before him to cover up the cargo. – Scrimshaw by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  2. Of my face he could see little, as I had on a thick motor- veil with a small triangular talc window, which Lady Kilmarny had given me as a present when I bade her good- bye. – The Motor Maid by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
  3. Besides, if she's so particular about her gentlemen friends, she ought to be glad to have Geraldine all powdered up with violet talc. – The Rosie World by Parker Fillmore