biodynamic

adjective

bio·​dy·​nam·​ic ˌbī-(ˌ)ō-di-ˈna-mik How to pronounce biodynamic (audio)
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1
: of or relating to a system of farming that follows a sustainable, holistic approach which uses only organic, usually locally-sourced materials for fertilizing and soil conditioning, views the farm as a closed, diversified ecosystem, and often bases farming activities on lunar cycles
biodynamic practices
… these wines are distinctive and delicious. And … an increasing number of them are made from organic grapes or according to biodynamic principals, only deepening their purity and unique sense of place.Wine Spectator
The shop features plants, herb seasonings, and herb teas all grown on the property by means of biodynamic methods.Anthony Hitchcock and Jean Lindgren
2
: grown by or utilizing biodynamic farming
biodynamic vegetables
a biodynamic vineyard
biodynamically adverb
cultivated biodynamically
biodynamics noun, plural in form but singular in construction
To proponents of biodynamics, the soil is not just a medium in which living things grow; the soil is itself a living organism. Bill St. John

Examples of biodynamic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The base of each bottle is a biodynamic and organic verjus made from grapes harvested in California’s Alexander Valley by cofounders Katie and Scott Mitic. Andrew Watman, WIRED, 11 July 2024 With three iconic valleys — Russian River, Dry Creek, and Alexander — Sonoma is the most sustainable wine region in the world with lots of permaculture and biodynamic farming of not only grapes but bounteous produce and plenty of sustainable and ethical farms raising livestock and producing dairy. Kathryn Romeyn, Travel + Leisure, 20 June 2024 Dapper sells its own production of denim, hemp, merino wool and linen clothing as well as biodynamic and organic regional wines. Alex Crevar, New York Times, 13 June 2024 Rooms here are on the small side but incredibly comfortable, and the on-site bar, Farrier, serves biodynamic wines, excellent cocktails, and local beer and cider that can be enjoyed at the outdoor firepit. Laura Ratliff, Condé Nast Traveler, 6 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for biodynamic 

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of biodynamic was in 1937

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“Biodynamic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biodynamic. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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