Botany wool


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Botany wool

n
(Textiles) a fine wool from the merino sheep
[C19: from Botany Bay, where the wool came from originally]
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Their advertisement in the Examiner offered a double breasted made-to-measure suit for pounds 6.9s.6d (about pounds 6 50p) "in the very latest fancy weaves" and a ladies two piece made-to-measure costume for pounds 5 5s (pounds 5 25p) in botany wool serge.