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.
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|Robin Givhan|September 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Hella thinks it was the marzipan, for they were large ones at 20 hellers each because nuts lie heavy on the stomach.A Young Girl's Diary|An Anonymous Young Girl
All the crews of the marzipan fleet, and the Rats, came in their turn to offer each a little souvenir.The City Curious|Jean de Bosschre
Daphne Wing looked up; her round, blue-grey eyes passed over him much as they had been passing over the marzipan.Beyond|John Galsworthy
In the evening, while I was absent, Lola stole some Marzipan.Lola|Henny Kindermann
Roll out the marzipan an inch thick and cut into rounds or squares.Candy-Making at Home|Mary M. Wright
British Dictionary definitions for marzipan
Word Origin for marzipan
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.