artisanal

artisanal

[ahr-tuh-zuh-nl, ahr-tiz-uh-]
adjective
1.
pertaining to or noting a person skilled in an applied art: The men were taught artisanal skills such as bricklaying and carpentry.
2.
pertaining to or noting a high-quality or distinctive product made in small quantities, usually by hand or using traditional methods: artisanal cheese; artisanal cheesemakers.

Origin:
artisan + -al1

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artisan (ˈɑːtɪˌzæn, ˌɑːtɪˈzæn)
 
n
1.  a skilled workman; craftsman
2.  obsolete an artist
 
[C16: from French, from Old Italian artigiano, from arteart1]
 
artisanal
 
adj

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