• Plants • Potion ingredients A mundane plant with a yellow flower used in potion making. Read More
• Plants • Potion ingredients A mundane plant used as a potions ingredient. Read More
• Quidditch The Cup is won by the Quidditch team who is at the top of the British and Irish Quidditch League, having accumulated the most points, at the end of the season (QA7, DP1, DP2, DP3, DP4). Read More
• Potion ingredients A small non-magical worm that sucks blood. Read More
• Magical identities Someone who practices Legilimency to extract thoughts and emotions from another’s mind is called a Legilimens (OP37). Read More
• Magical objects Leprechauns, tiny vegetarian creatures resembling a little (maximum height 6 inches) green human, are able to produce a gold-like substance that vanishes after an hour or two (GF8, GF28). Read More
• Words and terms “Having a lie-in” means “sleeping in”, sleeping late. Read More
• Words and terms U.S.: An elevator. Ironically, the meanings of ‘lift’ and ‘elevator’ are reversed between the U.S. and the U.K.; ‘elevator’ in the U.K. refers to what in the U.S. would be called a ‘lift’ put into a shoe. Read More
• Communication Harry’s mother Lily wrote a letter to his godfather, Sirius Black, a few months before she died and it remained in his bedroom at twelve, Grimmauld Place until discovered by first Severus Snape, then by Harry Potter (DH10, DH33). Read More
• Plants Mundane plant in the lily family used for decorative plantings. Read More
• Food and drinks A common wizarding sweet, offered on the food trolley on the Hogwarts Express (PS6). Read More
• Magical artifacts The fake Moody kept various things in this magical trunk which had seven locks with seven keys. Depending on which lock you unlocked, you would see different things inside. When the first lock is opened, the trunk holds spell books. With the second lock, the trunk revealed broken Sneakoscopes,quills, and… Read More
• Words and terms a.k.a. The Tube – London’s underground train system, most of which runs deep beneath street level. U.S.: subway, but just to make things interesting, a “subway” in the U.K. – in London, at any rate – is a tunnel serving as a walkway under a busy street, and nothing to… Read More
• Quidditch A Quidditch shot made from well outside the scoring area. The Vrasta Vultures are well-known for attempting this tactic (QA8). Read More
• Diseases and healing An illness suggested by Luna Lovegood. It supposedly causes a Catcher to be unable to maintain possession of a Quaffle (HBP19). Read More
• Dark magic items A diadem (also called a tiara) that bestows wisdom on the wearer. It is etched with the words, “Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure” (DH29, DH31). The diadem was stolen by Helena Ravenclaw in an effort to surpass her mother Rowena Ravenclaw. Helena Ravenclaw then fled to Albania,… Read More
• Words and terms Used to refer to people in groups, as in, “you lot”, “our lot”. Read More
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• Ministry of Magic A room located in the Department of Mysteries on Level Nine of the Ministry of Magic (OP34)… Read More
• Magical objects Enchanted colourful badges of ribbon, worn to show support for your Quidditch team. They shout the names of the players until the charm wears off during the next day or so (GF7, GF8). Read More
• Clothing For the first Quidditch match in Harry’s fifth year, Luna Lovegood supported Gryffindor by wearing a hat that resembled the head of a full-grown lion (OP19). It could roar so loudly that it made people jump in the Great Hall, but that also meant Harry could hear it over… Read More
• Magical objects A valuable astronomical instrument which shows the phases of the moon. Read More
• Furniture and household items A wardrobe in which a Boggart resides. Professor Lupin uses it to teach the third-years how to combat a Boggart. (PA7)… Read More
• Words and terms Usually referred to in the phrase “the dreaded lurgy” but which has come to mean any unspecified minor illness. The term comes from a (non-existent) highly infectious disease frequently referred to in the British 1950s – 1960s radio comedy series the Goon Show (NSOED). Read More