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 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

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Other Words from biodynamic

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

Examples of biodynamic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At Kinship, Myles is in charge of the whole-animal butchery program, and Rachael curates their selection of organic and biodynamic wines plus artisan domestic cheeses. Abigail Abesamis Demarest, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 Skaarupøre, meanwhile, ages its biodynamic wines in barrels from Jutland and Portugal. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, 16 Aug. 2021 The spicy tomato spaghetti with prawn carpaccio serves as an ideal canvas for the estate’s biodynamic Rosé del Borro IGT (just $15), a soothing pink that tames the sauce's heat. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, 30 Sep. 2021 Sustainable and organic/biodynamic are by far not the same. John Mariani, Forbes, 25 Sep. 2021 Another excellent producer of Chardonnay and other Burgundian grapes, all of the grapes are grown with minimal intervention in a biodynamic setting. Stacey Lastoe, Travel + Leisure, 31 Aug. 2021 Aromas of peat, wet earth, leather and orange slices in this biodynamic wine. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 11 Sep. 2021 In the later twentieth and early twenty-first century these zones have attracted history-minded winemakers with philosophies that match today’s times — experimental thinking often based on organic or biodynamic farming. Susan H. Gordon, Forbes, 3 Sep. 2021 The wine list has pages upon pages with organic and biodynamic offerings. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 27 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of biodynamic

1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Biodynamic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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