a fine wool obtained from merino sheep.
Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of Botany wool
First recorded in 1880–85
Also called botany.
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British Dictionary definitions for botany wool
a fine wool from the merino sheep
Word Origin for Botany wool
C19: from Botany Bay, where the wool came from originally
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