marchpane
noun Etymology: Middle French marcepain, from Italian marzapane Date: circa 1556 marzipan

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  • Marchpane — March pane , n. [Cf. It. marzapane,Sp. pan,. massepain, prob. fr. L. maza frumenty (Gr. ma^za) + L. panis bread; but perh. the first part of the word is from the name of the inventor.] A kind of sweet bread or biscuit; a cake of pounded almonds… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marchpane — [märch′pān΄] n. MARZIPAN …   English World dictionary

  • marchpane — archaic var. of MARZIPAN. * * * marchpane see marzipan …   Useful english dictionary

  • marchpane — /mahrch payn /, n. marzipan. [1485 95; < F, dial. var. of MASSEPAIN, MARCEPAIN < It marzapane, orig. sugar candy box, perh. < Ar mawthaban a seated king] * * * …   Universalium

  • marchpane — [ mα:tʃpeɪn] noun archaic marzipan …   English new terms dictionary

  • marchpane — march·pane …   English syllables

  • marchpane — march•pane [[t]ˈmɑrtʃˌpeɪn[/t]] n. coo marzipan • Etymology: 1485–95; < F, dial. var. of massepain, marcepain < It marzapane …   From formal English to slang

  • marchpane — /ˈmatʃpeɪn/ (say mahchpayn) noun Obsolete marzipan. {French, dialect variant of massepain, marcepain, from Italian marzapane, originally box of sweets, from Arabic martabân glazed vessel} …   Australian English dictionary

  • marzipan — Marchpane March pane , n. [Cf. It. marzapane,Sp. pan,. massepain, prob. fr. L. maza frumenty (Gr. ma^za) + L. panis bread; but perh. the first part of the word is from the name of the inventor.] A kind of sweet bread or biscuit; a cake of pounded …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marzipan — For the Homestar Runner character, see List of Homestar Runner characters. Marzipan is a confection consisting primarily of sugar and almond meal. Persipan is a similar, yet less expensive product, in which the almonds are replaced by apricot or… …   Wikipedia

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