French chalk

noun

: a soft white granular variety of steatite used especially for drawing lines on cloth and for removing grease in dry cleaning

Word History

First Known Use

1674, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of French chalk was in 1674

Dictionary Entries Near French chalk

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“French chalk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/French%20chalk. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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