a twining, South American bean plant, Phaseolus coccineus, having clusters of scarlet flowers.
a climbing perennial bean plant, Phaseolus multiflorus (or P. coccineus), of tropical America, having scarlet flowers: widely cultivated for its long green edible pods containing edible seeds Also called runner bean, string bean
noun 1. a tender shrub, Salvia splendens, of Brazil, having ovate leaves and bell-shaped scarlet flowers.
noun 1. a sexually promiscuous woman, especially a prostitute or a woman who commits adultery. 2. a symbol of pagan Rome or, opprobriously, of the church of Rome. Rev. 17:1–6. scarlet woman noun 1. (New Testament) a sinful woman described in Revelation 17, interpreted as a figure either of pagan Rome or of the Roman […]
noun 1. a line of cliffs formed by the faulting or fracturing of the earth’s crust; an escarpment. 2. Fortification. an escarp. verb (used with object) 3. to form or cut into a steep slope. noun 1. a steep slope, esp one formed by erosion or faulting; escarpment See also cuesta 2. (fortifications) the side […]
Scarpa Scar·pa (skär’pə), Antonio. 1752-1832. Italian anatomist and surgeon known for his studies of the ear and nerves and for his description of atherosclerosis.