Definitions for versantˈvɜr sənt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word versant
the side or slope of a mountain
"conifer forests cover the eastern versant"
a slope of a mountain or mountain ridge
the overall slope of a region
Origin: From versant, present participle (used as a noun) of verser, from verso, frequentative of verto.
the slope of a side of a mountain chain; hence, the general slope of a country; aspect
Origin: [L. versans, p. pr. of versare to turn about frequently, to turn over in the mind, to meditate. See Versatile.]
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