botany wool

botany wool
noun
see botany II

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a fine wool obtained from merino sheep. Also called botany.
[1880-85]

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Botany wool,
a fine wool of the merino type grown in Australia and used in high-quality fabrics.
[< Botany Bay, Australia, near which it was originally grown.]

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