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Princeton's WordNet

  1. marzipan, marchpanenoun

    almond paste and egg whites


  1. marchpanenoun


Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Marchpanenoun

    A kind of sweet bread, or biscuit.

    Etymology: massepane, French.

    Along whose ridge such bones are met,
    Like comfits round in marchpane set. Philip Sidney, b. ii.


  1. marchpane

    Marzipan is a confection consisting primarily of sugar, honey, and almond meal (ground almonds), sometimes augmented with almond oil or extract. It is often made into sweets; common uses are chocolate-covered marzipan and small marzipan imitations of fruits and vegetables. It can also be used in biscuits or rolled into thin sheets and glazed for icing cakes, primarily birthday cakes, wedding cakes and Christmas cakes. Marzipan paste may also be used as a baking ingredient, as in stollen or banket. In some countries, it is shaped into small figures of animals as a traditional treat for New Year's Day or Christmas. Marzipan is also used in Tortell, and in some versions of king cake eaten during the Carnival season.


  1. marchpane

    Marchpane is a sweet confection primarily made from ground almonds, sugar, and egg whites. It is similar to marzipan and often shaped into intricate forms or used as decorative cake icing. This sweet treat dates back to medieval times and was particularly popular in England.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marchpanenoun

    a kind of sweet bread or biscuit; a cake of pounded almonds and sugar

  2. Etymology: [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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Marchpane

    märch′pān, n. (Shak.) a kind of sweet bread or biscuit composed of sugar, almonds, and a small quantity of flour. [Fr. massepain, the latter part of the word being from L. panis, bread.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of marchpane in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of marchpane in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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