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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.]
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(Cooking) a heavily spiced North African sausage
[C20: probably from a Berber word ]
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From there, cruise down the paved beachside path that connects Santa Monica to Venice before steering inland a few blocks for a midmorning snack at Gjusta (above), where breakfast--including a housemade onion-poppy bialy topped with lamb merguez, harissa, and Gruyere--is served until 5 p.m.
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Les principales non-conformites ont trait a la presence de coliformes et coliformes fecaux dans les patisseries, de salmonelles dans les merguez, au manque d'iode dans le sel alimentaire, a la presence de moisissures dans les arachides et les amandes et a la faiblesse du taux de proteines dans la poudre de lait.
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