American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Archaic Marzipan.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A confection made of pounded pistachio-nuts or almonds, with sugar, white of egg, etc. It was made into various ornamental devices.
- n. Hence—2. Something very fine or dainty.
- n. obsolete marzipan
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A kind of sweet bread or biscuit; a cake of pounded almonds and sugar. Called also
- n. almond paste and egg whites
- Perhaps obsolete French marcepain, from Italian marzapane, marzipan; see marzipan. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Upon our early stage a kind of biscuit -- a "marchpane" -- was consumed by the players when they required to eat upon the stage.”
“marchpane" — (a confection of bitter almonds and sugar) — representing the”
“Considering, I bit into a piece of marchpane, a confection of blanched almonds and sugar.”
“I nibbled at a piece of marchpane and forced myself to smile.”
“In the end we have to reconcile ourselves to the fact that there can be no more than three meat dishes and two sweetmeat courses, and that there are very few crystallized fruits and only a few marchpane dishes.”
“After the savouries came the sweetmeats; marchpane and gingerbread and little coffers of pastry filled with sugared currants and topped with yellow cream.”
“I call her to my private chamber, away from the girls, who have invaded the kitchen and are making marchpane sweetmeats for dinner, and we open our letters at either end of the writing table.”
““And Catherine ate so much marchpane she was sick in the night.””
“The second course at a feast included 'joly amber potage; jiggots of venison, stopped with cloves; lamprey, with galentine, marchpane; fritter-dolphin; leche-florentine'.”
“Know in Britain as marchpane, this sugar and almond paste concoction was introduced into Europe during the 13th century and became popular because it was easily sculpted and molded into fanciful shapes.”
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