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virgate

[′vər‚gāt]
(botany)
Banded.
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Initial results indicate that while stinkwort does eventually grow roots as deep as yellow starthistle and virgate tarweed, this occurs several weeks after these other grassland annuals grow their roots.
The term villein was introduced by the Normans and it referred to an unfree tenant who held a virgate of land, between 25 and 30 acres, which was scattered amongst the open fields of a manor.
The Latin entry into the survey of the Abergavenny family's estates in 1587 reads: 'John Fullwood, gentleman, holding by copy dated 9th October 1567, 1 messuage , 4 virgates and 4 acres, late in the tenure of Agnes Arden.