scarlet runner

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Related to Scarlet runners: Phaseolus coccineus, Runner beans

scarlet runner

n.
A climbing tropical American bean plant (Phaseolus coccineus), cultivated for its scarlet flowers and edible pods and seeds.

scarlet runner

n
(Plants) 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 seeds. Also called: runner bean or string bean

scar′let run′ner


n.
a twining South American bean plant, Phaseolus coccineus, having clusters of scarlet flowers.
[1780–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scarlet runner - tropical American bean with red flowers and mottled black beans similar to Phaseolus vulgaris but perennial; a preferred food bean in Great Britain
pole bean - a climbing bean plant that will climb a wall or tree or trellis
2.scarlet runner - hairy trailing or prostrate western Australian vine with bright scarlet-pink flowers
coral pea - any of various Australian climbing plants of the genus Kennedia having scarlet flowers
3.scarlet runner - long bean pods usually sliced into half-inch lengths; a favorite in Britain
green bean - immature bean pod eaten as a vegetable
References in classic literature ?
Tartar, with a wave of his hand and the deftness of a cat, had already dipped through his scuttle of scarlet runners without breaking a leaf, and 'gone below.'
After starting out in white shirts and black shorts in 1908, Town actually wore red shirts and white shorts for a spell, earning the nickname Scarlet Runners.
On Halloween that year, the ECHO describes Liverpool as wearing "red jackets" when they hosted West Bromwich Albion while a week later the ECHO talked of the roar as Liverpool's 'Scarlet Runners' took to the field at Goodison Park.
FEEL-GOOD FACTORS Packed with soluble fiber (which helps lower cholesterol), scarlet runners are also a fine source of protein, WAYS TO TRY THEM Add sauteed garlic, onions, and herbs to cooked beans and eat as a side dish, or spoon them over whole-wheat pasta, with a bit of parmesan grated on top.
The result was mainly one-way traffic for the Scarlet runners.