1. Poussière. Sucre en poudre.
2. Explosif. Poudre ŕ canon.
ETYM AS. dust; cf. LG. dust, Dutch duist meal dust, OD. doest, donst, and German dunst vapor, Old High Germ. tunist, dunist, a blowing, wind, Icel. dust dust, Dan. dyst mill dust; perh. akin to Latin fumus smoke, Eng. fume.
1. Fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air.
2. Free microscopic particles of solid material.
ETYM Old Eng. poudre, pouldre, French poudre, Old Fren. also poldre, puldre, Latin pulvis, pulveris: cf. pollen fine flour, mill dust, Eng. pollen. Related to Polverine, Pulverize.
1. A solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles.
2. Any of various cosmetic or medical preparations dispensed in the form of a powder.