scarlet runner bean

noun

: a tropical American high-climbing bean (Phaseolus coccineus) that has large bright red flowers and red and black seeds and is grown widely as an ornamental and as a food bean

called also scarlet runner

Examples of scarlet runner bean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pequin chile, the world's oldest variety of hot pepper, and flor de bótil, the brilliant red flower of the scarlet runner bean, which is eaten in the summer with a little lime, chile and salt. Michalene Busico, Dallas News, 31 July 2019 High-schoolers who want to milk cows, plant scarlet runner beans, cook organic meals, and carve wooden spoons can do the intentional-community thing for seven whole weeks at Tamarack Farm’s Farm and Wilderness camp in Vermont. Christine Muhlke, Bon Appetit, 25 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scarlet runner bean was in 1899

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“Scarlet runner bean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scarlet%20runner%20bean. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

scarlet runner bean

noun
: a tropical American high-climbing bean with large bright red flowers and red and black seeds

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