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A climbing tropical American bean plant (Phaseolus coccineus), cultivated for its scarlet flowers and edible pods and seeds.
(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
a twining South American bean plant, Phaseolus coccineus, having clusters of scarlet flowers.
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|Noun||1.||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