runner bean


chiefly British

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Scarlet runner bean is known for its quick growth and large seeds. Viveka Neveln, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Oct. 2022 Garnish with the chamomile and runner bean blooms, if using, and serve. Beth Segal, cleveland, 30 Apr. 2021 As to the beans, runner bean varieties have the best chance of success in cool-summer microclimates, and some bush-type dry bean varieties are early enough for moderately cool locations. Pam Peirce,, 23 May 2020 Royal Coronas, large, thick-skinned runner beans from Europe that are similar to gigandes. Ellen Fort, Sunset Magazine, 6 Mar. 2020 Charlotte’ veronica, Miss Lemon abelia, ‘Sunset’ runner bean, and ‘Vision in White’ astilbe. Mike Irvine, Sunset, 22 Jan. 2018 Snow peas, half runner beans, stringless beans, greasy beans and Roma beans. Polly Campbell,, 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, 14 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of runner bean was in 1882

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“Runner bean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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