chalky

[[t]tʃɔ͟ːki[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED Something that is chalky contains chalk or is covered with chalk.

The chalky soil around Saumur produces the famous Anjou wines.

2) ADJ-GRADED Something that is chalky is a pale dull colour or has a powdery texture.

Her face became a chalky white.


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