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Bot"a*ny 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.

Botany Bay kino Med., an astringent, reddish substance consisting of the inspissated juice of several Australian species of Eucalyptus. -- Botany Bay resin Med., a resin of reddish yellow color, resembling gamboge, the product of different Australian species of Xanthorrhaea, esp. the grass three (X. hastilis.)


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