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runner

[ ruhn-er ]
/ ˈrʌn ər /
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Origin of runner

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at run, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for runner

runner
/ (ˈrʌnə) /

noun
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Scientific definitions for runner

runner
[ rŭnər ]

A slender stem that grows horizontally and puts down roots to form new plants. Strawberries spread by runners. Also called stolon Compare bulb corm rhizome tuber.
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