mar·​zi·​pan | \ ˈmär-zə-ˌpan How to pronounce marzipan (audio) also ˈmärt-sə-ˌpän How to pronounce marzipan (audio) , -ˌpan\

Definition of marzipan

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

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Provisions is a non-profit founded by Nikki Krecicki, who has a background in fashion photography (though her subjects have also included bagels and marzipan, for this website). Grace Ann Leadbeater, Vogue, "A New Non-Profit Is Creating Community Through Slow Food and Art," 9 Feb. 2019 By the early 20th century, Americans had large floor-to-ceiling trees and decorated them with homemade items like popcorn strings, marzipan cookies, nuts, apples, and candles, reports the The Mint Hill Times. Nicol Natale, Woman's Day, "Why Do We Have Christmas Trees?," 15 Nov. 2018 Almonds from Ghouta were ground and blended with chocolate for ganache, or flavoured with rose water to make marzipan roses. The Economist, "Bassam Ghraoui died on May 1st," 10 May 2018 Highlights: Make your first stop — and come back on your way out of town — the Bavarian Bakery, and pray mightily that owner and baker Berthold Timmerman coaxed an apple strudel or marzipan stollen from the oven a half-hour before., "Detours worth taking on your next road trip," 20 May 2018 For Apples: Tint pieces of marzipan brown, green and yellow. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "Apple Cupcakes," 31 Dec. 2011 There are businesses of a sort seen less and less, or hardly at all: camera shop, independent hardware store, needlepoint store, ballroom dance studio, marzipan maker, cinema with retro marquee. Jay Levin, New York Times, "Bergenfield, N.J.: Comfortable And Unassuming," 25 Apr. 2018 The frosting and decorations (royal seals and family insignia in marzipan) budge as little as the Queen’s Guard. Alex Beggs, Bon Appetit, "Hold On to Your Fascinators, We Made an Unofficial Royal Wedding Cake Recipe," 15 May 2018 Most magical of all aquatic habitats is the coral reef, home to galaxies of fish in marzipan tones like the Lemonpeel Angelfish, or stunning patterns like the Picasso Triggerfish (pictured). The Economist, "The secret life of fish," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of marzipan

1542, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for marzipan

German, from Italian marzapane

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English Language Learners 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

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