[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.
a type of pale beer with a strong flavour of hops

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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