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Two possible theories:
- From Andalusian Arabic بسمة, from Ancient Greek παξαμάδιον (paksamadion, “cookie”), with influence from masa (“mass”) and pan (“bread”)
- Italian marzapane, thought originally to come from Martaban (မုတ္ထမ), a Burmese port known for its spice exports, with influence from Italian pane.
- Rhymes: -an
mazapán m (plural mazapanes)