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scarlet runner

a twining, South American bean plant, Phaseolus coccineus, having clusters of scarlet flowers.
Origin of scarlet runner
First recorded in 1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • One was tall and pink and white, like a scarlet runner, the other was little and dainty.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • "One scarlet runner be plenty, my dear," said her husband, with regal pleasantry.

    By Violence John Trevena
  • "Now tell of your success, and the scarlet runner," added Maggie.

    May Flowers Louisa May Alcott
  • The last, a common Jamaica weed, looks like a scarlet runner.

    Jamaican Song and Story Walter Jekyll
  • And Gud took a scarlet runner bean and put it in a pot and lit a fire of cactus thorns and set the pot to boil.

    The Book of Gud Dan Spain
  • scarlet runner, after several alterations, ultimately beat Black Bess.

  • The goat turned to butter (butt her), and the old woman into a scarlet runner.

    The Handbook of Conundrums Edith B. Ordway
  • The scarlet runner agreed to this and they both stretched out on the grass.

    Canadian Fairy Tales Cyrus Macmillan
  • Hasn't this scarlet runner sprung up so that we might run up it to speak to you?

  • Well seasoned he is, of course, and suitable as a prop for a century-plant, but not for a scarlet runner!

    Polly Oliver's Problem

    Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin
British Dictionary definitions for scarlet runner

scarlet runner

a climbing perennial bean plant, Phaseolus multiflorus (or P. coccineus), of tropical America, having scarlet flowers: widely cultivated for its long green edible pods containing edible seeds Also called runner bean, string bean
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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