Etymology
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lager (n.)

1858, American English, short for lager beer (1845), from German Lagerbier "beer brewed for keeping" some months before being drunk, from Lager "storehouse" (from Proto-Germanic *legraz, from PIE root *legh- "to lie down, lay") + Bier "beer."

updated on May 08, 2017

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Definitions of lager from WordNet

lager (n.)
a camp defended by a circular formation of wagons;
Synonyms: laager
lager (n.)
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;
Synonyms: lager beer
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