Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A strong dark lager beer traditionally brewed in the winter and consumed in early spring.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A double-strong variety of German beer, darker in color than the ordinary kinds, less bitter in taste, and considerably more intoxicating. It is brewed in December and January, and is drunk in May.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • A strong beer, originally made in Bavaria.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A strong, dark lager of German origin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a very strong lager traditionally brewed in the fall and aged through the winter for consumption in the spring

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Partial translation of German Bockbier : Bock (shortening and alteration of Einbeck, town of northwest Germany in which the beer originated, perhaps influenced by Bock, goat) + Bier, beer.]

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