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mar·zi·pan / ˈmärzəˌpan; ˈmärtsə-/ • n. a sweet, yellowish paste of ground almonds, sugar, and egg whites, often colored and used to make small cakes or confections or as an icing for larger cakes. Also called almond paste. ∎  a confection or cake made of or based on marzipan.

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marzipan XIX. — G. marzipan, earlier marcipan, etymol. alt. (as if Marci panis ‘Mark's bread’) of marczapan — It. marzapane, of uncert. orig.; cf. MARCHPANE.

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marzipan Ground almonds mixed with powdered sugar, bound with egg, used to decorate cakes and make petits fours.

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