March"pane` (?), n. [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.]
A kind of sweet bread or biscuit; a cake of pounded almonds and sugar.
[Obs.]<-- = marzipan
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