Pilsner

Pilsner

[pilz-ner, pils-]
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-] .


Origin:
1875–80; < German Pilsener literally, of Pilsen; see -er1

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Pilsner or Pilsener (ˈpɪlznə)
 
n
a type of pale beer with a strong flavour of hops
 
[named after Pilsen, where it was originally brewed]
 
Pilsener or Pilsener
 
n
 
[named after Pilsen, where it was originally brewed]

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pilsner
1877, after Pilsen, Ger. town in Bohemia (Czech Plzen) where it was first brewed. Now designating a type, not an origin; pilsner from Plzen is Pilsner Urquell, from Ger. Urquell "primary source." The place name is from O.Czech plz "damp, moist."
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