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Pilsner

[pilz-ner, pils-] /ˈpɪlz nər, ˈpɪls-/
noun, (sometimes lowercase)
1.
a pale, light lager beer.
2.
any lager beer of high quality.
3.
Also called pilsner glass. a tall glass that is tapered to a short stem at the bottom, used especially for beer.
Also, Pilsener
[pil-zuh-ner, -suh-, pilz-ner, pils-] /ˈpɪl zə nər, -sə-, ˈpɪlz nər, ˈpɪls-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < German Pilsener literally, of Pilsen; see -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for Pilsner

Pilsner

/ˈpɪlznə/
noun
1.
a type of pale beer with a strong flavour of hops
Word Origin
named after Pilsen, where it was originally brewed
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Word Origin and History for Pilsner

pilsner

n.

type of pale, hoppy lager beer, 1877, after Pilsen, German town in Bohemia (Czech Plzen) where it first was brewed. Now designating a type, not an origin; pilsner from Plzen is Pilsner Urquell, from German Urquell "primary source." The place name is from Old Czech plz "damp, moist." Related: Pils.

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