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 Siliqua. chap. 154.

A Codde and an huske is called Sili∣qua, and is a void thing of Codware, as it were Balthis, or a bladder blowen, and chargeth more then it feedeth and nourisheth, as the Glose saith super Lu. 15. and Hugo sayth, that Siliqua is the codde of all manner codware and purg∣ing, with the which Swine be sed. And Isidore saith, lib. 17. that Silique that is shortned among Latines, and is called Siliquam, had such a name among the Gréekes, for it is a trée, & the fruit therof is swéete, and a trée is called Xilon a∣mong them, and swéete is called Liquon among them. And to this sentence accor∣deth Plinius, lib. 9. cap. 24. There he sai∣eth, that fruit of Siliqua is swéete, and a finger long, and an inch broade, and the skinne thereof is eaten. And sayth there, libro. 13. cap. 9. that some men saide, that it is a figge of Aegypt, but that is open errour, for it groweth not in Aegipt, but in Syria.