Marzipan meaning

mär'zə-păn', märt'sə-pän'
A confection made of ground almonds or almond paste, egg whites, and sugar, often molded into decorative shapes.
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A confection of ground almonds, sugar, and egg white made into a paste and variously shaped and colored.
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A confection of almond paste, sugar and egg white.
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Origin of marzipan

  • German Marzipan from Italian marzapane from Old Italian fine container for comfits, marzipan probably ultimately (via Arabic marṭabā) (Persian martabā fine glazed jar) after Martaban (now Mottama), a port on the Gulf of Martaban from which fine glazed earthenware jars filled with preserves and sweetmeats were exported in medieval times
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • German Marzipan, earlier marcipan, a misinterpretation of Italian marzapane (as if from Latin Marci panis (“Mark's bread")), now thought originally to come from Martaban (မုတ္ထမ), a Burmese port known for its spice exports.
    From Wiktionary