- marchpane (obsolete)
Borrowed from German Marzipan, from Italian marzapane, Venetian marzapane. Believed to be, with influence from pane (“bread”), derived from Arabic مَرْطَبَان (marṭabān, “spice box”) which comes from the name of a Burmese port known for its spice exports, Martaban, now called in Burmese မုတ္ထမ (muthta.ma.).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌmɑːzɪˈpæn/, /ˈmɑːzɪpæn/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈmɑɹzəpæn/, /ˈmɑɹtsəpɑn/, /ˈmɑɹtsəpæn/
- Rhymes: -æn
- (transitive) To cover with marzipan.
- a marzipanned cake