Definition of Botany Bay in English:

Botany Bay

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.


Botany Bay

/ˈbät(ə)nē ˌbā/ /ˈbɑt(ə)ni ˌbeɪ/


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