Definition of marzipan
: a confection of crushed almonds or almond paste, sugar, and egg whites that is often shaped into various forms
Recent Examples of marzipan from the Web
Press the marzipan neatly around the cake so the seam ends up at one corner.
Trim any excess marzipan and cut a very thin slice off each end of the cake for a neat edge.
Who needs teeth in a world seemingly made of marzipan?
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Origin and Etymology of marzipan
German, from Italian marzapane
First Known Use: 1542See Words from the same year
MARZIPAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of marzipan for English Language Learners
: a sweet food that is made with almonds, sugar, and eggs and that is often made into various shapes or used to cover cakes
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