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versant

Line breaks: ver|sant
Pronunciation: /ˈvəːs(ə)nt
 
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Definition of versant in English:

noun

A region of land sloping in one general direction: the eastern versant of the Victoria Nyanza

Origin

mid 19th century: from French, present participle (used as a noun) of verser 'tilt over', from Latin versare.

Words that rhyme with versant

conversant

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