Definition of runner bean noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


runner bean

BrE BrE//ˌrʌnə ˈbiːn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌrʌnər ˈbiːn//
(also string bean) (both British English) Vegetables
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a type of bean which is a long flat green pod growing on a climbing plant also called a runner bean. The pods are cut up, cooked and eaten as a vegetable. See related entries: Vegetables