Definition of Botany Bay in English:

Botany Bay

Pronunciation /ˈbät(ə)nē ˌbā/ /ˈbɑt(ə)ni ˌbeɪ/

proper noun

  • An inlet of the Tasman Sea just south of Sydney, Australia. It was the site of Captain James Cook's landing in 1770 and of an early British penal settlement.


Named by Cook after the large variety of plants collected there by his companion, Sir Joseph Banks.