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marzipan

[ mahr-zuh-pan ]
/ ˈmɑr zəˌpæn /
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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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