biodynamic

adjective bio·dy·nam·ic \ -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

biodynamically

play \-na-mi-k(-ə)lē\ adverb
    • cultivated biodynamically

biodynamics

play \-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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First Known Use of biodynamic

1937


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