1. [ noun ] (botany) tropical American high-climbing bean with red flowers and mottled black beans similar to Phaseolus vulgaris but perennial; a preferred food bean in G Britain
Synonyms: Dutch_case-knife_bean runner_bean Phaseolus_coccineus Phaseolus_multiflorus scarlet_runner
Related terms: bean
2. [ noun ] (chemistry,food) long bean pods always sliced into half-inch lengths; a favorite in Britain
Synonyms: scarlet_runner English_runner_bean runner_bean
Related terms: green_bean
Similar spelling:   scarlet_strawberry