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 Virgulto. ca. 176.

*VIrgultum hath that name of Virga, a rod, as Huguscion saith, and is a place where many rods gi••s. And Isi∣dore lib. 17. saieth, that Virgultum is a bough that groweth of the strength & stocke of the same tree: but a rod grow∣eth and springeth without meddeling of ••ede, and woreth vile in winter, & plea∣sing in spring time: for then they bur∣gon and bloome, and if they be cut, they grow againe and spring on high from the ground, and the more they grow, the more they spring vp toward heauen.

And sometime an Herbor is called Vir∣gultum, Viridarium, or Viretum, and is a gréene place, and merrie with gréene trées and hearbs, as it is said before De Orto, Looke in litera O.