scarlet runner


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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.'
Last year, for example, he planted scarlet runner beans and cardinal flowers, to attract hummingbirds, on a barren patch of earth facing the alley.
Scarlet runner beans offer knockout-red, hummingbird-attracting blooms, then delicious beans.
Illustrating the growth cycle of a scarlet runner pole bean from seed packet to harvest in both verse and sun-splashed painting, "Green Bean!
l Sow scarlet runner beans and dwarf kidney beans direct into the garden.
As with IRC, smaller and older boats dominated the top placings in ORCi overall with ORCi Division 1 being won by Victorian Robert Date's Scarlet Runner, a Reichel/Pugh 53, from fellow Victorian Terra Firma, Nicholas Bartels' Cookson 50 and CYCA member Paul Clitheroe's Balance, the former Rolex Sydney Hobart winner Quest.
They followed a scarlet runner from the steps of the dugout to the first-base line where Red Sox owner John Henry, standing near the trophy, presented each of them with a box containing their bling.
** HUNT, Julie Song for a Scarlet Runner Allen & Unwin, 2013 315pp $15.99 pbk ISBN 9781743313589 SCIS 1598487
Scarlet runner beans had a poor start Sweet peas defied the cold and climbed skywards
The ash content of African nutmeg is lower than the value for scarlet runner bean flour (4.71%) and those of bambara groundnut (4.30%; Aremu et al., 2005), cowpea (3.7%; Olaofe et al., 1994), soy bean (4.12%; Temple et al., 1991) and milk powder (4.70%; Ahmed et al., 2008).
Close but no cigar As a guide to the 1,000 Guineas, recent winners have tended to run well in the Classic - Barefoot Lady (fifth), Music Show (sixth), Infallible (fourth) and Scarlet Runner (seventh) - without quite troubling the judge.
Scarlet Runner beans and morning glories are used to camouflage the outhouse.