marzipan

[ mahr-zuh-pan ]
/ ˈmɑr zəˌpæn /

noun

a confection made of almonds reduced to a paste with sugar and often molded into various forms, usually diminutive fruits and vegetables.

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Also called marchpane.

Origin of marzipan

1535–45; < German < Italian marzapane. See marchpane
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British Dictionary definitions for marzipan

marzipan
/ (ˈmɑːzɪˌpæn) /

noun

a paste made from ground almonds, sugar, and egg whites, used to coat fruit cakes or moulded into sweetsAlso called (esp formerly): marchpane

adjective

informal of or relating to the stratum of middle managers in a financial institution or other businessmarzipan layer job losses

Word Origin for marzipan

C19: via German from Italian marzapane. See marchpane
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