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 Iaceros.

*THere is in Calicot a fruite, which they name Iaceros, the bodye of the trée, is of the bignesse of a peare trée: the fruite is of the length of two handfulls, and as bigge as the thigh of a man. The fruite groweth out of the bodie of ye trée, vnder the braunches, and some in the midst of the tree,and some lower. The colour is greene, the fruite not vnlike the Pineapple: but with a more finer order of scales: when it is ripe it turneth black. It is gathered in December, it hath the fast of a swéete Gourd, and of a peach, & beareth the relish of many fruites, as re∣porteth Lewes Vertomannus in fol. 393 cap. 14. lib. 2.