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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Definitions for adret

  1. a side of a mountain receiving direct sunlight.

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Citations for adret
The shady side, or ubac, is usually rocky, steep and densely forested, whereas the sunny slope, or adret, is gentler and much more fertile. Pier Paolo Viazzo, Upland Communities: Environment, Population and Social Structure in the Alps Since the Sixteenth Century, 1989
The adret receives the maximum incoming radiation and sunshine, whereas the ubac may be permanently in the shade. David Waugh, Geography: An Integrated Approach, 2000
Origin of adret
Adret can be traced to the Old Provençal adreg meaning "good; suitable." It entered English by way of French in the early 1900s.