Borrowing from German Marzipan, earlier marcipan, a misinterpretation of Italian marzapane (as if from Latin Marci panis (“Mark's bread”)), now thought originally to come from Martaban (မုတ္ထမ (muttha.ma.)), a Burmese port known for its spice exports.
- (UK, Australia, New Zealand) IPA(key): /ˈmɑːzɪpæn/, /ˈmɑːzəpæn/
- (US, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈmɑːɹzəpæn/, /ˈmɑːɹtsəpɑːn/
marzipan (plural marzipans)
- marchpane (obsolete)
- (transitive) To cover with marzipan.
- a marzipanned cake