merguez(redirected from Mergez)
A spicy, North African sausage that is made with lamb or sometimes beef, is red in color, and is flavored with harissa, paprika, garlic, cumin, and other spices.
[French, from Maghrebi colloquial Arabic mergāz, variant of Arabic mirqāz, mirkās, possibly of Mozarabic origin and akin to Spanish morcón, large intestine used as sausage casing, chorizo with such casing, Spanish morcilla and Portuguese morcela, blood sausage, and dialectal Portuguese (Beira) môrca, potbelly, all probably from a pre-Roman Iberian root *murk-, belly, large intestine.]
(Cooking) a heavily spiced North African sausage
[C20: probably from a Berber word ]