marchpane

[ mahrch-peyn ]
/ ˈmɑrtʃˌpeɪn /

noun

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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marchpane
/ (ˈmɑːtʃˌpeɪn) /

noun

an archaic word for marzipan (def. 1)

Word Origin for marchpane

C15: from French
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