- a slope of a mountain or mountain chain.
- the general slope of a country or region.
Origin of versant
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Examples from the Web for versant
Llan means a level place generally, as most of your readers who are versant in those subjects know.
On the Mediterranean versant there are 76 in., in the Garonne basin 46 and in that of the Loire only 28.
The one Costa Rican locality of record also is in the Caribbean versant.
- rare the side or slope of a mountain or mountain range
- the slope of a region
C19: from French, from verser to turn, from Latin versāre
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Word Origin and History for versant
1640s, from Latin versantem (nominative versans), present participle of versare (see versus).
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