- a confection made of almonds reduced to a paste with sugar and often molded into various forms, usually diminutive fruits and vegetables.
Origin of marzipan
Examples from the Web for marzipan
Other versions are coated in marzipan, or dusted in powder sugar.
The tasteless bread was transformed into a sweet cake that included ingredients, such as dried fruit and marzipan.
Marzipan Flowers tells the story of Hadas Regal, a 48-year-old woman living on a kibbutz in southern Israel.
Tal Kallai is a gay man who does drag, playing a coke-dealing and fast-talking transgender woman in ‘Marzipan Flowers.’
These pricey objects with their eye-popping profit margins were gussied up and served up like marzipan sweets.Miuccia Prada and Emporio Armani: Milan Spring 2013 Collections
September 21, 2012
In the evening, while I was absent, Lola stole some Marzipan.Lola
Roll out the marzipan an inch thick and cut into rounds or squares.Candy-Making at Home
Mary M. Wright
So it was from the burnt almonds and the two sticks of marzipan.
For when we were in the street Father asked me: Why did Hella say that about marzipan?
Careering busily about the kitchen were little pigs made of marzipan.The City Curious
Jean de Bosschre
- a paste made from ground almonds, sugar, and egg whites, used to coat fruit cakes or moulded into sweetsAlso called (esp formerly): marchpane
- informal of or relating to the stratum of middle managers in a financial institution or other businessmarzipan layer job losses
Word Origin and History for marzipan
1901 (in modern use; earlier march payne, late 15c., from French or Dutch), from German Marzipan, from Italian marzapane "candy box," from Medieval Latin matapanus "small box," earlier, "coin bearing image of seated Christ" (altered in Italian by folk etymology as though from Latin Marci panis "bread of Mark"), of uncertain origin. One suggestion is that this is from Arabic mawthaban "king who sits still." Nobody seems to quite accept this, but nobody has a better idea. The Medieval Latin word also is the source of Spanish marzapan, French massepain.