Scarlet runner
Scarlet Scar"let, a. Of the color called scarlet; as, a scarlet cloth or thread. [1913 Webster]

{Scarlet admiral} (Zo["o]l.), the red admiral. See under {Red}. -- Scarlet bean (Bot.), a kind of bean ({Phaseolus multiflorus}) having scarlet flowers; scarlet runner.

{Scarlet fever} (Med.), a contagious febrile disease characterized by inflammation of the fauces and a scarlet rash, appearing usually on the second day, and ending in desquamation about the sixth or seventh day.

{Scarlet fish} (Zo["o]l.), the telescope fish; -- so called from its red color. See under {Telescope}.

{Scarlet ibis} (Zo["o]l.) See under {Ibis}.

{Scarlet maple} (Bot.), the red maple. See {Maple}.

{Scarlet mite} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of bright red carnivorous mites found among grass and moss, especially {Thombidium holosericeum} and allied species. The young are parasitic upon spiders and insects.

{Scarlet oak} (Bot.), a species of oak ({Quercus coccinea}) of the United States; -- so called from the scarlet color of its leaves in autumn.

{Scarlet runner} (Bot.), the scarlet bean.

{Scarlet tanager}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Tanager}. [1913 Webster]


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  • scarlet runner — noun 1. tropical American bean with red flowers and mottled black beans similar to Phaseolus vulgaris but perennial; a preferred food bean in Great Britain • Syn: ↑scarlet runner bean, ↑Dutch case knife bean, ↑runner bean, ↑Phaseolus coccineus,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • scarlet runner — noun see scarlet runner bean …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scarlet runner — a twining, South American bean plant, Phaseolus coccineus, having clusters of scarlet flowers. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • scarlet runner — n. climbing bean plant having scarlet flowers and long flat green pods that have edible red seeds …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scarlet runner — scar′let run′ner n. pln a twining South American bean plant, Phaseolus coccineus, having clusters of scarlet flowers • Etymology: 1780–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • scarlet runner — noun another term for runner bean …   English new terms dictionary

  • scarlet runner — /skalət ˈrʌnə/ (say skahluht runuh) noun a climbing bean, Phaseolus coccinea, native to South America, and widely cultivated for its edible pods …   Australian English dictionary

  • scarlet runner (bean) — or scarlet runner n. a climbing bean plant (Phaseolus coccineus) of tropical America, having pods with large, edible, red and black seeds and usually having scarlet flowers: often grown in cold climates as an ornamental * * * …   Universalium

  • scarlet runner (bean) — or scarlet runner n. a climbing bean plant (Phaseolus coccineus) of tropical America, having pods with large, edible, red and black seeds and usually having scarlet flowers: often grown in cold climates as an ornamental …   English World dictionary

  • scarlet runner (bean) — or scarlet runner n. a climbing bean plant (Phaseolus coccineus) of tropical America, having pods with large, edible, red and black seeds and usually having scarlet flowers: often grown in cold climates as an ornamental …   English World dictionary

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