adret

[a-drey]

noun

a side of a mountain receiving direct sunlight.

Nearby words

  1. adrenopathy,
  2. adrenoreceptor,
  3. adrenotoxin,
  4. adrenotropic,
  5. adrenotropin,
  6. adriamycin,
  7. adrian,
  8. adrian i,
  9. adrian ii,
  10. adrian iii

Origin of adret

1930–35; < French < Provençal (Dauphiné, Provence) adre(i)t, Old Provençal adreg, adret literally, good, suitable (i.e., the good side of the mountain for vineyards, etc.); see adroit

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