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marchpane

[mahrch-peyn] /ˈmɑrtʃˌpeɪn/
noun
1.
Origin
1485-1495
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/
noun
1.
an archaic word for marzipan (sense 1)
Word Origin
C15: from French
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