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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various cultivated climbing beans that grow on poles or supports.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any kind of bean which is customarily trained on poles, as the scarlet runner or the Lima bean.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any one of the twining varieties of the common garden bean, requiring the support of a pole. See bean, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a climbing bean plant that will climb a wall or tree or trellis


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