Word Origin 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;
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for pilsner glass's a type of pale beer with a strong flavour of hops Word Origin for Pilsner
Pilsen, where it was originally brewed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for pilsner glass's 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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper