Batman vppon Bartholome his booke De proprietatibus rerum, newly corrected, enlarged and amended: with such additions as are requisite, vnto euery seuerall booke: taken foorth of the most approued authors, the like heretofore not translated in English. Profitable for all estates, as well for the benefite of the mind as the bodie. 1582.
Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, 13th cent., Trevisa, John, d. 1402., Batman, Stephen, d. 1584.

¶Of Pruno. chap. 125.

THe Plum trée is called Piunus, and L••n's and iPunom and of that trée is many ••edner of kinde;* but the Damacen is the best that commeth out of Damaske, as Isidore sayth: the fruite thereof, accordeth and healeth the sto∣macke. Onely of this trée droppeth and commeth glowe and fast gum, Phisiti∣ons say. ints profitable to medicine, & for to make inke for writers vse, as Isid saith 〈…〉

The fruite of the plum trée, is cal∣led, Prynum, and some is white, & some is blacke, and some is red but ye blacke plum that is somwhat hard, dry & sow∣er is good for the stomacke as they of Damaske and the colde plum & moyst, when it is well ripe, moysteth and kee∣peth the mouth, and be giuen agaynst heate of fouers and against daye stop∣ping and binding of the wombe. And Papies sayth that Prunus and Lentis∣cus is all one trée. But the Glose sayeth super Dan. that Prunus and Lentiscus is the same. Trée and standeth for the same. But sith of ye trée Lentiscus com∣meth not Prunus, Puinus and Lenticus is not one trée.

(*There are diuers sorts of plums, the Damzen, the Apricot, the pear plum, the wheaten plum, the Leuant plum, The whils shrag, the Bullis, the Sloes, the sages; besides other strange plums that grow in other Countreyes, to vs vnknown, as in Russie, the Yaga∣dens, whereof there are also manye kiudes.)