march pane

marchpane

[mahrch-peyn]
noun

Origin:
1485–95; < French, dialectal variant of massepain, marcepain < Italian marzapane, orig. sugar-candy box, perhaps < Arabic mawthabān a seated king

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marchpane (ˈmɑːtʃˌpeɪn)
 
n
an archaic word for marzipan
 
[C15: from French]

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