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Noun: scarlet runner bean
  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, Dutch case-knife bean, runner bean, Phaseolus coccineus, Phaseolus multiflorus
  2. Long bean pods usually sliced into half-inch lengths; a favourite in Britain
    - scarlet runner, runner bean, English runner bean

Derived forms: scarlet runner beans

Type of: green bean, pole bean

Encyclopedia: Scarlet runner bean