scarlet runner

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noun

a twining, South American bean plant, Phaseolus coccineus, having clusters of scarlet flowers.

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Origin of scarlet runner

First recorded in 1780–90

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scarlet runner

noun

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 seedsAlso called: runner bean, string bean
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