Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to or made by an artisan.
  • adjective Relating to or being a food or beverage made by hand or by traditional methods.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to artisans or the work of artisans.
  • adjective Involving skilled work, with comparatively little reliance on machinery.
  • adjective Made by an artisan (skilled worker).

Etymologies

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From artisan +‎ -al.

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  • As defined by the Government of South Africa, “Artisanal mining means small-scale mining involving the extraction of minerals with the simplest of tools, on a subsistence level�?.

    /ɑːˈtɪzənl/

    September 11, 2008

  • something ( bread ) made by a artistic baker.

    artisanal bread is very good looking. taste good too.

    September 7, 2009

  • Art is anal.

    November 2, 2012

  • That should be on a T-shirt.

    March 26, 2014

  • t-artisanal??

    March 26, 2014

  • "... it conjured up a proud French tradition, the integrity of recipes honed over decades, consistent standards and the enjoyment of doing things properly rather than perfunctorily -- a philosophy of preparation so rare that we call it artisanal."

    --Kate Colquhoun, Taste: The Story of Britain Through Its Cooking (NY: Bloomsbury, 2007), 361

    January 19, 2017