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or Pil·sner  (pĭlz′nər, pĭls′-) also pil·sen·er or Pil·sen·er (pĭl′zə-nər, -sə-, pĭlz′nər, pĭls′-)
1. A light, golden lager having a strong flavor of hops.
2. A tall, thin, footed beer glass.

[German Pilsner, Pilsener, of Pilsen (Plzeň), Czech Republic, where the beer was first brewed.]


(ˈpɪlznə) or


(Brewing) a type of pale beer with a strong flavour of hops
[named after Pilsen, where it was originally brewed]


(ˈpɪlz nər, ˈpɪls-)

also Pil•sen•er

(ˈpɪl zə nər, -sə-, ˈpɪlz nər, ˈpɪls-)

n. (sometimes l.c.)
1. a pale, light lager beer.
2. a tall, tapered glass for beer.
[1875–80; < German Pilsener literally, of Pilsen; see -er1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Pilsner - a pale lager with strong flavor of hopsPilsner - a pale lager with strong flavor of hops; first brewed in the Bohemian town of Pilsen
lager beer, lager - a general term for beer made with bottom fermenting yeast (usually by decoction mashing); originally it was brewed in March or April and matured until September
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