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 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

Examples of biodynamic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His new Lunar Menu — which follows the biodynamic categories of root, leaf, flower, and fruit — sees dishes swapped out every two or three days, in keeping with the phases of the moon. Qin Xie, Travel + Leisure, "How 7 Restaurants Around the World Are Reimagining Fine Dining in the COVID Era," 16 Sep. 2020 The young cashier scans my items: a $22 wedge of cheese, salad greens, two bottles of biodynamic wine. Katie M. Flynn,, "Katie M. Flynn explores isolation and loneliness during a pandemic in fictional ‘Proximate People’," 23 Aug. 2020 Beyond viticulture, DaVero is a fully functioning biodynamic farm — complete with olive groves, fruit orchards, gardens, chickens, sheep and a herd of pigs. Bryce Wiatrak,, "DaVero: your destination for Italian-style wines and biodynamic farming," 15 May 2018 The owners farm a substantial ranch near Hopland in Mendocino County, and all of the wines are made from sustainable, organic or biodynamic grapes. Tim Teichgraeber And Sara Schneider,, "Campovida: Mediterranean-style wines in a picture-perfect setting," 10 Aug. 2020 Sipping sparkling wines while eating food from the estate's biodynamic gardens will likely enhance the educational process. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Willamette Valley Vineyards raises funds for a sparkling wine oasis in the Dundee Hills," 7 July 2020 The vines in Bernau Estate Vineyard are farmed using biodynamic techniques, with plans to apply for Demeter certification. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Willamette Valley Vineyards raises funds for a sparkling wine oasis in the Dundee Hills," 7 July 2020 The blend of their knowledge, travels, passion and work resulted in Mila Family Vineyards, a biodynamic winery. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Richfield couple’s Mila Family Vineyards brings Sonoma to Northeast Ohio after years of planning," 1 June 2020 There are also three spas administering treatments that run the gamut from pampering (hot-stone massages, facials) to osteopathic (chiropractic and biodynamic craniosacral therapy). Siobhan Reid, Travel + Leisure, "The Top 5 International Spas," 8 July 2020

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First Known Use of biodynamic

1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Sep 2020

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“Biodynamic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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