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Botany bay

Botany bay

a harbor on the east coast of australia, and an english convict settlement there; so called from the number of new plants found on its shore at its discovery by Cook in 1770.

Hence, any place to which desperadoes resort.

(Science: medicine) botany bay kino, a resin of reddish yellow colour, resembling gamboge, the product of different Australian species of Xanthorrhaea, especially. The grass three (X. Hastilis)

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