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Noun: scarlet runner  'skaa(r)-lut 'rú-nu(r)
  1. Tropical American bean with red flowers and mottled black beans similar to Phaseolus vulgaris but perennial; a preferred food bean in Great Britain
    - scarlet runner bean, Dutch case-knife bean, runner bean, Phaseolus coccineus, Phaseolus multiflorus
  2. Hairy trailing or prostrate western Australian vine with bright scarlet-pink flowers
    - running postman, Kennedia prostrata
  3. Long bean pods usually sliced into half-inch lengths; a favourite in Britain
    - scarlet runner bean, runner bean, English runner bean

Derived forms: scarlet runners

Type of: coral pea, green bean, pole bean

Encyclopedia: Scarlet runner