biodynamic

adjective
bio·​dy·​nam·​ic | \ ˌbī-(ˌ)ō-di-ˈna-mik How to pronounce biodynamic (audio) , -dī-\

Definition of biodynamic

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 Followers of biodynamic viticulture not only abstain from the use of chemicals, but also take a more holistic approach, viewing their environment—the soil, plants and animals—as a working unity that should be as self-sustaining as possible.— Alison Napjus biodynamic practices
2 : grown by or utilizing biodynamic farming biodynamic vegetables a biodynamic vineyard

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Other Words from biodynamic

biodynamically \ ˌbī-​(ˌ)ō-​di-​ˈna-​mi-​k(-​ə)lē How to pronounce biodynamically (audio) \ adverb
cultivated biodynamically
biodynamics \ ˌbī-​(ˌ)ō-​di-​ˈna-​miks How to pronounce biodynamics (audio) \ 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

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Six biodynamic wines will be featured 7-9 p.m. Cost is $30. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Wine calendar: Autumn Wine Affair, Taste in Little Italy, Shaker Wines’ Amarone, more," 17 Sep. 2019 Around the corner is Wedge Studios, with artist workspaces and a hip boîte, and District, which traffics in hard-to-find biodynamic wines. Amy Tara Koch, Dallas News, "These four mountain getaways are worth a peak," 13 Aug. 2019 How is natural wine different from organic and biodynamic wine? NBC News, "What is natural wine? And is it better for you?," 11 Aug. 2019 Around the corner is Wedge Studios, with artist workspaces and a hip boîte, and District, which traffics in hard-to-find biodynamic wines. Amy Tara Koch, Twin Cities, "Mountain getaways are worth a ‘peak’ in summer," 27 July 2019 After two weeks of goat yoga and biodynamic-wine-blending classes, Carter refuses to return home. Wendi Aarons Kj Dell’antonia, The New Yorker, "Girl, You’re a Middle-Aged Woman Now," 21 Aug. 2019 Around the corner is Wedge Studios, with artist workspaces and a hip boîte, and District, which traffics in hard-to-find biodynamic wines. Amy Tara Koch, Dallas News, "These four mountain getaways are worth a peak," 13 Aug. 2019 Around the corner is Wedge Studios, with artist workspaces and a hip boîte, and District, which traffics in hard-to-find biodynamic wines. Amy Tara Koch, Twin Cities, "Mountain getaways are worth a ‘peak’ in summer," 27 July 2019 Around the corner is Wedge Studios, with artist workspaces and a hip boîte, and District, which traffics in hard-to-find biodynamic wines. Amy Tara Koch, Twin Cities, "Mountain getaways are worth a ‘peak’ in summer," 27 July 2019

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First Known Use of biodynamic

1937, in the meaning defined above

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