runner bean

noun

Definition of runner bean

chiefly British

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Charlotte’ veronica, Miss Lemon abelia, ‘Sunset’ runner bean, and ‘Vision in White’ astilbe. Mike Irvine, Sunset, "4 Ways to Design Colorful Floral Arrangements," 22 Jan. 2018 Snow peas, half runner beans, stringless beans, greasy beans and Roma beans. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Local farms where you can pick the food yourself," 9 May 2018 New world beans include Phaseolus vulgaris encompassing 4.000 cultivars of true beans of many colors; P. lunatus are lima beans; P. coccineus runner beans, and tepary beans (P. acutifolius. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Like beans? Here’s a rundown on how to grow them | Idaho Statesman," 14 Mar. 2018

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1882, in the meaning defined above

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