ar·​ti·​san·​al | \ ˈär-tə-zə-nᵊl, -sə-, -ˌza-; är-ˈti-sə-nᵊl\

Definition of artisanal 

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of an artisan artisanal skills artisanal ingredients
2 : produced in limited quantities by an artisan through the use of traditional methods artisanal bread/cheese/wine also : creating a product in limited quantities by traditional methods an artisanal winery an artisanal cheese maker

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Other Words from artisanal

artisanally adverb

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The new aperitivo bar, il Sal8, serves up artisanal cocktails using ingredients from the estate’s garden, as well as craft beers, and local wine favorites. Ondine Cohane, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Guide to Tuscan Wine Country," 13 Feb. 2018 Patrons can also enjoy goods from a robust selection of organic artisanal breads that range in flavor from pretzel morissette to chocolate bread. Fox News, "Best bakeries in America," 25 Feb. 2016 Loewe speaks directly to that fashion-forward, artisanal customer; Gucci has a very extroverted customer. Mark Holgate, Vogue, "’90s-Era Prada Nylon, Investment Blazers, and the Blanket You Share With Your Bed: What We Bought in 2018," 17 Dec. 2018 The cheesemaker nearly encircled the 1,000-square-foot kitchen with windows, allowing for a constant live demonstration of the handcrafted artisanal process. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Connected to the Craft," 3 Dec. 2018 Second, there’s a lot of interest among both the marijuana farming community and the consumer base to see locally made or locally produced artisanal products. Angela Chen, The Verge, "Why the future of marijuana farming could be craft weed," 21 Nov. 2018 Collective Memory has whimsically curated Vietnamese art, handicrafts, and artisanal products. Peter Jon Lindberg, Condé Nast Traveler, "Hanoi, Time and Again," 20 Nov. 2018 Along the bohemian stretch of Jalan Prawirotaman, large-scale street art covers the walls between artisanal gelato shops and coffee bars, like Move On, with its long wooden tables and live music, which attracts the city’s growing middle class. Marianna Cerini, Condé Nast Traveler, "Yogyakarta Is the Cultural Hub to Hit on Your Next Trip to Southeast Asia," 16 Nov. 2018 Stop by the local artisanal soda shop for 50 cents off a cherry lemonade. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Ford’s self-driving cars are really good, but are they good enough to win?," 15 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of artisanal

1939, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for artisanal

French, from artisan + -al

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