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 Vitulamine. cap. 179.

VItulamen hath that name of Vitis, a vine, and is that bastarde plant or braunch barren without fruite, ye sprin∣geth out of the roote of the vine, or els where in the vine, and not out of the knots. And such braunches be vnkind, and beare therefore no fruite, but they charge and grieue the vine, and letteth & taryeth the fruite: for it draweth ye hu∣mor from the roote to the nourishing of themselues, that should be drawen to fee∣ding and nourishing of fruite. And ther∣fore they must be plucked & rooted vp, & done away, least they let the growing of fruite of the vine, if they growe there long time, and therefore such braunches be called bastarde. Vitulamina, that is passing out of kinde, and not kind bran∣ches as it is had lib. Sap. cap. 4. and this is the letter of Rabanus, and of olde men, though Austen in lib. de doctrina s••• s•••na, meane; that it were better sayd: Adulterine plantagines, bastarde plantings, and that is sayd to vnderstan∣ding of simple men: but the very letter and good to perfect vnderstanding men, in Spuia vitulamina.