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date: 24 April 2024

marzipan [M16th] 

Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

Julia Cresswell

The sugary paste used on cakes has taken an exotic journey starting at the port of Martaban on the coast of southeast Burma (Myanmar), once famous for the glazed jars it exported, containing preserves and sweets. In the course of a long trek through Persian and Arabic into European languages, the name Martaban transmuted into Italian ... ...

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