[ pilz-ner, pils- ]
/ ˈpɪlz nər, ˈpɪls- /

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.
Also Pil·sen·er [pil-zuh-ner, -suh-, pilz-ner, pils-] /ˈpɪl zə nər, -sə-, ˈpɪlz nər, ˈpɪls-/.

Origin of Pilsner

1875–80; < German Pilsener literally, of Pilsen; see -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for pilsner glass's



/ (ˈpɪlznə) /


a type of pale beer with a strong flavour of hops

Word Origin for Pilsner

named after Pilsen, where it was originally brewed
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Word Origin and History for pilsner glass's



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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