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sopophorous bean

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The Harry Potter Canon
  • A white silvery bean used in Draught of Living Death.
  • According to the Half-Blood Prince's Potion Book, it's better to crush the sopophorous bean with a silver dagger than to chop it. When Harry follows these instructions, his Draught of the Living Death turns out perfectly, and he wins a bottle of Felix Felicis from Professor Slughorn.

Potions Connection

Harry encounters the soporphorous bean during N.E.W.T. level Potions in Sixth Year with Professor Slughorn.

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Etymology

Similar to "soporific," or "sleep inducing" from the Latin "sopor" for "deep sleep"

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