marzipan means: Mixture of sugar, almond paste and egg whites. This mixture is used to decorate pastries and to top dessert cakes. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does marzipan mean?

This sweet treat is made with ground blanched almonds, sugar and some liquid sugar. It forms a firm paste. Marzipan is a sweet confection that contains 60 to 60 grams of sugar, some of it liquid sugar. There are not hard and fast rules. Marzipan is like edible modeling clay. Marzipan can be used to create a variety of shapes and can also be rolled into cakes to add decoration or chocolate coating. Since the Middle Ages, Europe has enjoyed this sweet. The Crusaders opened trade routes to the Near East and brought back the Arab sweetness to Europe. Nougat and almond paste were introduced to the Mediterranean candy and pastry traditions. They also made it into Germany, Britain, the British Isles and Scandinavia. (in Cooking Dictionary)

Confection made from ground almonds (or almond paste), egg whites and sugar. Often molded into ornamental shapes. (in Merlin Dictionary)