Definition of scarlet runner in English:

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scarlet runner

Pronunciation: /ˈskärlət ˈrənər/
(also scarlet runner bean)

noun

A twining bean plant with scarlet flowers and very long flat edible pods. Native to Central and South America, it is widely cultivated in North America.
  • Phaseolus coccineus, family Leguminosae.
Example sentences
  • Make a tee pee out of bamboo stakes and plant morning glories or scarlet runner beans.
  • Fast growing vines like hops or scarlet runner beans do the job in record time.
  • A tepee covered with scarlet runner beans and a playhouse made of gigantic sunflowers are other whimsical ideas using plants that children love to grow.

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Syllabification: scar·let run·ner

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