bio·dy·nam·ic | \ ˌbī-(ˌ)ō-di-ˈna-mik , -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 \ adverb
cultivated biodynamically
biodynamics \ˌbī-(ˌ)ō-di-ˈna-miks \ 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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Try the biodynamic Alsatian white blend from Barmès-Buecher, or a sunny Picpoul de Pinet with roasted clams casino whose buttery crumb topping was scented with smoky Benton’s bacon. Craig Laban,, "Craig LaBan's first bite of the Delaware beaches | A dining guide," 15 June 2018 And its especially in-vogue counterpart, biodynamic wine? Esther Mobley,, "California wine’s sustainability dilemma," 22 June 2018 Sonoma County’s Littorai, for example, follows biodynamic practices to the extreme, but owner Ted Lemon has sworn to me that he’ll never get certified. Esther Mobley,, "California wine’s sustainability dilemma," 22 June 2018 Opened in 2016, this casual restaurant serves an eclectic mix-and-match menu along with biodynamic wines and creative cocktails. Ingrid K. Williams, New York Times, "36 Hours in Gothenburg, Sweden," 10 May 2018 The four-time Canadian winery of the year makes organic and biodynamic wines. Patricia Harris And David Lyon,, "Beyond the falls: the delicious tastes of Niagara," 25 Apr. 2018 Jenny Arlene Small neighborhoods of souks exhibiting vibrant batik tunics, biodynamic coffee beans, Wakandan theorists à la bell hooks and Frantz Fanon. New York Times, "What’s It Like to Visit Wakanda? You Had Some (Great) Ideas," 3 Apr. 2018 The third, Château Gombaude-Guillot is a pioneering biodynamic estate, commonplace nowadays in Burgundy, but still rare in Bordeaux. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "In Pomerol, Wines of Grandeur From Modest Estates," 26 Feb. 2018 Domaine Valentin Zusslin Brut Zero San Soufre ($30) A brother-and-sister team makes this very dry, crisp, complex blend of auxerrois, riesling, and chardonnay at a biodynamic estate. Elin Mccoy,, "Forget Prosecco: French Crémants Should Be Your Champagne Alternative," 21 Feb. 2018

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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