Botany-bay



a bay on the SE coast of Australia, near Sydney: site of early British penal colony.
Historical Examples

An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island John Hunter
An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island John Hunter

noun
an inlet of the Tasman Sea, on the SE coast of Australia: surrounded by the suburbs of Sydney
(in the 19th century) a British penal settlement that was in fact at Port Jackson, New South Wales

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