marzipan

noun mar·zi·pan \ ˈmär-zə-ˌpan also ˈmärt-sə-ˌpän , -ˌpan \
Updated on: 6 Nov 2017

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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Origin and Etymology of marzipan

German, from Italian marzapane


MARZIPAN Defined for English Language Learners

marzipan

noun

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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