Definition of merguez in English:

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Pronunciation: /mərˈɡez/
(also merguez sausage)

noun (plural same)

A spicy beef and lamb sausage colored with red peppers, originally made in parts of North Africa.
Example sentences
  • The meat is mostly lamb skewers, lamb chops and merguez, those typical spicy sausages, but also chicken, although this may have been introduced to please Western palates.
  • Options range from beef, ostrich and chicken patties, to combos like boar and Brie, beef and merguez, or venison and goat cheese.
  • My rack of lamb was remarkable only for the delicious merguez sausage accompanying it.


French, from Arabic mirkās, mirqās.

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Syllabification: mer·guez

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