Virgate


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Virgate

An obsolete unit of area equivalent to 30 acres.
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In an experiment using a minirhizotron camera, stinkwort (left) root growth was tracked over time and compared to the root growth of yellow starthistle and the native virgate tarweed.
Shrubs or small trees very stout, virgate, pyrrophytic.
The term villein was introduced by the Normans and it referred to someone who held a virgate of land, between 25 and 30 acres, which was scattered between the open fields of a manor.