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 Sicomoro. chap. 148.

SIcomorus is a nice Figge Trée, lyke in leaues to the trée that is called Mo∣rus, and holdeth the lykenesse of a figge trée in other things, as the Maister say∣eth in Historie, libro. 27. Sicomorus and Morus be Nownes of Gréeke.

Page  320And Sicomorus hath that name, for it is lyke in leaues to the trée that is called Morus. And this trée is called Celsa a∣mong Latines: and is much higher and greater then the trée that is called Mo∣rus. Or else as other men meane, it hath ye names Sicomorus of Sile, that is a figge trée, and Morus, that is folly or nisenesse, as it were a foole, or a nice figge trée, as the Glose saith super Lu. 19. And Diosc. meaneth, that Sicomorus is a wild fig trée, and beareth certeine swéete fruite, that is neuer ripe at the full, as it fareth of the trée that is called Caprificus, as Plinius saith, lib. 15. cap. 19. The wilde figge trée ripeth neuer: but some men eate such fruit, and so Dioscorides sayth, that if the Sicomorus be beaten with a stone, it sweateth and woseth out dropping, as it were Gumme, and that is medici∣nable, for it sucketh venimous biting, if it be dronke, and abateth swelling of the splene, and doth away the ach of the sto∣macke.

*(Sicomorus is a great trée, like to the Mulbery trée, the fruits lyke a wilde fig, the fruit groweth forth of the stocke; or braunch close by the maine woode. This tree groweth in Aegypt, and in Alkaire among the Turkes. Reade Matheolus, &c.)