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[Ultimately (perhaps partly via German Marzipan obsolete French marcepain and influenced by obsolete English pain, bread) from Italian marzapane; see marzipan.]
(Cookery) an archaic word for marzipan1
[C15: from French]
[1485–95; < French, dial. variant of massepain, marcepain < Italian marzapane]