Mulberry (Maplet)

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This is the entry for mulberry from Maplet's A Greene Forest.

Of the Mulberie tree.

The Mulberie tree hath a soveraigne red colour in fruit bearing: whereupon in Greeke it is called Moros, which signifieth red or ruddie coloured. There is saith Theophrast the Egyptian Mulberie tree that is not much unlike ours in the Gardaine: but it hath a singular maner by it selfe in fruite bearing, for neyther yet upon his leafe, it beareth fruit but onely beneath out at his bodie, in the bignesse of our Fig