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marzipan

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noun mar·zi·pan \ˈmärt-sə-ˌpän, -ˌpan; ˈmär-zə-ˌpan\

Simple Definition of marzipan

  • : a sweet food that is made with almonds, sugar, and eggs and that is often made into various shapes or used to cover cakes

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of marzipan

  1. :  a confection of crushed almonds or almond paste, sugar, and egg whites that is often shaped into various forms

Origin and Etymology of marzipan

German, from Italian marzapane


First Known Use: 1542


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