from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A climbing tropical American bean plant (Phaseolus coccineus), cultivated for its scarlet flowers and edible pods and seeds.
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- noun hairy trailing or prostrate western Australian vine with bright scarlet-pink flowers
- noun tropical American bean with red flowers and mottled black beans similar to Phaseolus vulgaris but perennial; a preferred food bean in Great Britain
- noun long bean pods usually sliced into half-inch lengths; a favorite in Britain
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