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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Most of our wines are sustainably harvested and produced, natural, organic or biodynamic. Dallas News, 6 Apr. 2022 About 90 percent of the wines are biodynamic (made without chemicals and composts) and many come from wineries that make from 140 to 2,000 bottles or less each season. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Dec. 2022 Etzel said the plan was to shift the vineyard from sustainable to organic, and possibly biodynamic farming techniques. oregonlive, 5 Dec. 2022 The wine list will focus on biodynamic, organic and natural wines made by small producers. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Nov. 2022 Produced from the native Blaufränkisch grape at a leading biodynamic estate in Burgenland, Austria. Lettie Teague, WSJ, 11 Nov. 2022 Pogo’s sells dozens of natural wines, and many more that are biodynamic or organic. Dallas News, 6 Apr. 2022 Looking to explore the trend-setting world of natural and biodynamic wines? Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 24 Nov. 2022 Natural-wine bar Tabula Rasa has opened its first bottle shop, an evolution from the Los Feliz/Hollywood site’s pivot during pandemic closures to selling its natural and biodynamic bottles. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 30 Jan. 2023.

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