Definition of pilsner
1 : a light beer with a strong flavor of hops
2 : a tall slender footed glass for beer
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Great Raft just changed the recipe for its flagship Southern Drawl, which is now a dry-hopped pilsner using Louisiana rice.
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Origin and Etymology of pilsner
German, literally, of Pilsen (Plzeň), city in the Czech Republic
First Known Use: 1875
PILSNER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pilsner for English Language Learners
: a light beer with a strong flavor of hops
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