- a twining, South American bean plant, Phaseolus coccineus, having clusters of scarlet flowers.
Origin of scarlet runner
First recorded in 1780–90
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Examples from the Web for scarlet runner
Sometimes it has been reared on the pods of the scarlet-runner bean.The Moths of the British Isles, Second Series
It produces large fruit, which contains a large quantity of seeds about the size of the Scarlet-Runner bean.
A sub-variety of the Scarlet-runner, with variegated flowers; the upper petals being scarlet, the lower white.The Field and Garden Vegetables of America
And how many pounds are we nearer the scarlet-runner state of existence, Mrs. Molly?The Melting of Molly
Maria Thompson Daviess
The cabin and the barn were hedged about with shining thickets of sunflower, florid hollyhocks, and scarlet-runner beans.The Heart of the Ancient Wood
Charles G. D. Roberts
- 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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