From Dutch witbier.
witbier (countable and uncountable, plural witbiers)
- A top-fermented barley/wheat beer brewed mainly in Belgium and the Netherlands.
Compound of weit + bier, in which weit is a (now obsolete) cognate of English wheat and German Weizen, or compound of wit + bier. The latter may be a later folk etymology, based on the former.
- IPA(key): /ˈʋɪt.biːr/
- Hyphenation: wit‧bier
witbier n (plural witbieren, diminutive witbiertje n)
- (uncountable, countable) witbier, a top-fermented beer, brewed from wheat and barley, mainly brewed in Belgium and the Netherlands