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  • proper n. A city in western Bohemia, Czech Republic.

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  • n. a town in Czech Republic where Pilsner beer originated


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Anglicised form of Plzeň, the local name of the city.


  • Plzen in 1898 trademarked its concoction Pilsner Urquell (Pilsen is German for Plzen; "Urquell" translates roughly as "original source.")


  • Note: The name "Pilsen" is one indication that Mexicans weren't the first immigrants in this neighborhood.

    Another Day in the Ketchup Mine

  • (Well, at least consumption wasn't measured as in Pilsen, site of the sudden-death beer match between meself and Juha.)

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  • I'm looking forward to a wee trip to the Czech Republic at the end of the month, where I'll be a guest at Parcon in Pilsen, along with Jeff and Ann VanderMeer, Ian R. Mcleod and Les Edwards, making this sort of the world's first New Weird convention.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • This will allow true Budweiser (as manufactured for the last 1000 years in Pilsen, Czech Republic) to be sold without risk of confusion.

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  • “My most serious concern was to open the ballot boxes in Pilsen in Chicago and have lines of people voting for Mexican politicians,” Gonzales remarked seriously.

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  • This beer company, Efes Pilsen is a very famous beer here in Turkey.

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  • The focus of the controversy in Pilsen, Chicago's best-known Mexican neighborhood, isn't a person but a doll: an $84 addition to the coveted American Girl series, most of which come with their own book-length back story.

    Another Day in the Ketchup Mine

  • Above, a tap at the Pilsner Urquell factory in Pilsen.

    Posh Beer Flows in U.S.

  • Pilsen, which is known to us chiefly (and rightly) for its good beer, is now spelt Plzen; this, however, makes little difference to the pronunciation, and happily none at all to the quality of the beer.

    From a Terrace in Prague


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