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Date: 1400-1500
Language: German
Origin: Italian marzapane 'medieval coin, marzipan', from Arabic mawthaban 'medieval coin'

marzipan

noun
     
Related topics: Food Dish
mar‧zi‧pan [uncountable]
DFF a sweet food made from almonds, sugar, and eggs, used to make sweets and for covering cakes

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