versant

versant

[vur-suhnt]
noun
1.
a slope of a mountain or mountain chain.
2.
the general slope of a country or region.

Origin:
1850–55; < French, noun use of present participle of verser to turn < Latin versāre, frequentative of vertere to turn; see verse, -ant

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versant (ˈvɜːsənt)
 
n
1.  rare the side or slope of a mountain or mountain range
2.  the slope of a region
 
[C19: from French, from verser to turn, from Latin versāre]

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