Word Origin See more synonyms for Pilsner on Thesaurus.com noun ( sometimes lowercase) a pale, light lager beer. any lager beer of high quality. Also called pilsner glass. a tall glass that is tapered to a short stem at the bottom, used especially for beer.
Pil·sen·er [ pil-z uh-ner, -s uh-, pilz-ner, pils-] /ˈpɪl zə nər, -sə-, ˈpɪlz nər, ˈpɪls-/
Origin of Pilsner 1875–80;
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British Dictionary definitions for pilsner-glass a type of pale beer with a strong flavour of hops Word Origin
Pilsen, where it was originally brewed
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Word Origin and History for pilsner-glass 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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