Origin of marchpane
1485–95; < French, dialectal variant of massepain, marcepain < Italian marzapane, orig. sugar-candy box, perhaps < Arabic mawthabān a seated king
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Examples from the Web for marchpane
She's the young limb o' mischief for whom I ravaged your stores of marchpane.My Friend Prospero
If your Marchpane be Oyly in beating, then put to it as much Rose-water as will make it almost as thin as to ice.A Queens Delight
With a nod to a couple of Archbishops Lady Marchpane led the way to a little gallery whither the crowd had not penetrated.
I am no fonder of scandal than you are, but if you do not meet my wishes I shall certainly confess the truth to Marchpane.
“See thou to the marchpane, Kat,” remarked she to Mistress Katherine, as she went to receive her guest.Mistress Margery
Emily Sarah Holt
- an archaic word for marzipan (def. 1)
C15: from French
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