marchpane

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n marchpane almond paste and egg whites
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Marchpane A kind of sweet bread or biscuit; a cake of pounded almonds and sugar. Called also marzipan.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n marchpane A confection made of pounded pistachio-nuts or almonds, with sugar, white of egg, etc. It was made into various ornamental devices.
    • n marchpane Hence—2. Something very fine or dainty.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Marchpane märch′pān (Shak.) a kind of sweet bread or biscuit composed of sugar, almonds, and a small quantity of flour.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. massepain, the latter part of the word being from L. panis, bread.

Usage

In literature:

MARCHPANE, a confection of almonds, sugar, etc.
"Volpone; Or, The Fox" by Ben Jonson
MARCHPANE, a confection of almonds, sugar, etc.
"The Alchemist" by Ben Jonson
Hot herringpies, green mugs of sack, honeysauces, sugar of roses, marchpane, gooseberried pigeons, ringocandies.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
MARCHPANE, a confection of almonds, sugar, etc.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
MARCHPANE, a confection of almonds, sugar, etc.
"Sejanus: His Fall" by Ben Jonson
MARCHPANE, a confection of almonds, sugar, etc.
"Every Man In His Humor" by Ben Jonson
Of fruits, hazel nuts, cyprus nuts, pistachio, almonds and marchpanes thereof.
"The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher" by Anonymous
You won't forget the marchpane?
"My Friend Prospero" by Henry Harland
Then have preserved oranges canded, and fill them with marchpane paste and sugar, and set them by also.
"The accomplisht cook" by Robert May
Fortunately he had a grateful friend in Lady Marchpane.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
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