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Botany Bay

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishBotany BayˌBotany ˈBay 🔊 🔊 a place in southeast Australia, close to Sydney, where a narrow part of the sea reaches into the land, which was visited in 1770 by Captain cook. In the early 19th century, another place in this area was used as a place for sending British criminals as a punishment, and this was also given the name ‘Botany Bay’.
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