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Book 7 updates [Dec. 8th, 2007|09:15 pm]
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The sharp-eyed and/or deeply obsessive among you may have noticed changes happening to the list over the last few weeks. The Deathly Hallows updates are now complete - and I've added known ingredients to the potions section, as requested by a couple of people. As usual, if you notice any omissions/errors, please comment.
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Potterwords III [Feb. 11th, 2007|09:09 pm]
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Welcome to the new and (hopefully) improved version of the list.

Notes:
  1. Most words are taken from the UK editions - if anyone has any additions or corrections (especially US versions of words), please let me know in a comment.

  2. The parts of names in square brackets are optional.
Generally, the use of capitals is increasing through the books (and in later editions).

All Harry Potter vocabulary was created by JK Rowling and is owned by her, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books and Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.

Section listing (in the same order as the old list)
A to Z index

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(no subject) [Feb. 5th, 2007|10:00 pm]
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Names
Verbs
Adjectives

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The wizarding world [Feb. 5th, 2007|09:27 pm]
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witch, wizard
witchcraft, wizardry

‘wizard’ and ‘wizarding’ are both used as adjectives:

    wizard crackers (but Cribbages Wizarding Crackers)
    wizard prison
    wizard banking
    wizard law
    wizard photograph
    wizard picture
    wizard tourists

    wizarding friends
    a wizarding family
    a wizarding game
NB it’s always the 'wizarding world' in the UK edition, but 'Wizarding world' also occurs in the US books.
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People [Feb. 5th, 2007|09:24 pm]
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Animagus (pl. Animagi)
Apparator
blood traitor (hyphenated when used as an adjective, as in 'Your blood-traitor pal')
curse breaker (PoA) or Curse-Breaker (OotP) or curse-breaker (HBP)
half-blood
Legilimens
Metamorphmagus (pl. Metamorphmagi)
Mudblood
Muggle (NB ‘mUggle’ occurs in Hermione’s hate-mail in GoF, cobbled together from newspaper headlines, but probably shouldn’t be taken as canon evidence for a small ‘m’.)
Muggle-born
Occlumens
Parselmouth
pure-blood (NB this is a UK/US difference – it’s always pure-blood in the UK books, but sometimes pureblood in the US editions.)
Seer
Squib
the Wandless
witch
wizard
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Light and Dark [Feb. 5th, 2007|01:54 pm]
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Dark Force Defence League
Order of the Phoenix
Headquarters
number twelve, Grimmauld Place
Secret-Keeper (PoA) or Secret Keeper (OotP)


Harry and Voldemort
Harry is referred to as:
    the boy who lived or the Boy Who Lived
    the Chosen One
    Undesirable Number One or Undesirable No. 1
Euphemisms for Voldemort can have either hyphens or spaces:
    He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named/You-Know-Who or He Who Must Not Be Named/You Know Who.

The Dark Side
Dark or dark (‘something Dark or dangerous’, ‘a kind of dark glamour’)
    Dark Lord
    Dark Mark or Dark mark
    Dark Arts
    Dark Forces
    Dark Order

    Dark artefact
    Dark attacks
    Dark creature
    Dark curse
    Dark detector
    Dark object
    Dark portents
    Dark spell
    Dark stuff

    Dark Magic or Dark magic
    Dark wizard, dark wizard and Dark Wizard all occur in canon.
    Similarly, the Dark Side, the Dark side or the dark side.
Voldemort’s inner circle
Death Eater

'branded with the Dark Mark' (not marked/Marked)
The Mark is also described as being 'burnt into' the Death Eaters' arms

(In “a list of Most Dangerous Dark Wizards of All Time”, Voldemort would be first and Gellert Grindelwald would be second, according to Rita Skeeter.)


Luna believes in:
the Rotfang Conspiracy

(See also Creatures and Diseases)
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Hogwarts [Feb. 5th, 2007|01:29 pm]
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Hogwarts [School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]
Hogwartians
Hogwarts Express
  • prefect carriage
Houses
Subjects
Staff
Students
Places
Extracurricular activities
Events
Exams
Paperwork

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Shops and other businesses [Feb. 5th, 2007|01:21 pm]
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(Note the apostrophes – or lack of them):

Borgin and Burkes (Knockturn Alley – Dark stuff)
Dervish and Banges (Hogsmeade - wizarding equipment)
Flourish and Blotts (Diagon Alley - books)
Kwikspell (correspondence course in magic)
Gringotts [Wizarding Bank] (Diagon Alley)
  • The Thief's Downfall
Millamant’s Magic Marquees
Ollivanders (Diagon Alley – 'makers of fine wands since 382 BC')
Post Office or Owl Office
Quality Quidditch Supplies (Diagon Alley)
Scrivenshaft’s [Quill Shop] (Hogsmeade)


Animals
Eeylops Owl Emporium (Diagon Alley)
Magical Menagerie (Diagon Alley)

(See also Care of Magical Creatures)


Clothing
Gladrags Wizardwear (London, Paris and Hogsmeade)
Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions (Diagon Alley)
Twilfitt and Tatting’s


Food and Drink
Honeydukes [Sweetshop] (Hogsmeade)
Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour (Diagon Alley)
Madam Puddifoot’s [teashop](Hogsmeade)
Hog’s Head (Hogsmeade)
Leaky Cauldron (Charing Cross Road, London - at the entrance to Diagon Alley)
Three Broomsticks (Hogsmeade)

(See also Food and drink section)


Joke shops
Gambol and Japes Wizarding Joke Shop (Diagon Alley)
Weasleys’ Wizard or Wizarding Wheezes (the first version is in GoF and HBP, the second in OotP) (93 Diagon Alley)
Zonko’s [Joke Shop] (Hogsmeade)

(See also Joke-shop products)


Publishers
Dust & Mildewe
Little Red Books
Obscurus Books (18a Diagon Alley)
Whizz Hard Books (129b Diagon Alley)
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Bureaucracy [Feb. 4th, 2007|08:45 pm]
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This very much tends towards capitals (as you might expect):

International bodies
Ministries in other countries
The Ministry of Magic
Wizarding Law
The Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes
The Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures
The Department of Magical Transportation
The Department of Magical Games and Sports
The Department of Mysteries

See also paperwork at Hogwarts

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Titles and awards [Feb. 4th, 2007|08:40 pm]
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British Youth Representative to the Wizengamot
Chief [of the Council] (head of the Wizards’ Council)
Chief Warlock (head of the Wizengamot)
Gold Medal-Winner for Ground-Breaking Contribution to the International Alchemical Conference in Cairo
Gurg (chief giant)
Heir or heir of Slytherin
Honorary Member of the Dark Force Defence League
Minister [of or for Magic] (generally ‘of’ in CoS; ‘for’ in PoA and later)
spokesgoblin
spokeswizard
Supreme Mugwump/Chairman (head of the International Confederation of Wizards or Warlocks)

Barnabus Finkley Prize for Exceptional Spell-Casting (Hogwarts)
Dangerous Dai Commemorative Medal (for exciting and foolhardy risks in League Quidditch)
Medal for Magical Merit
Order of Merlin, First/Second/Third Class
Special Award for Services to the School (Hogwarts)
Witch Weekly’s Most-Charming-Smile Award
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Wizarding Medicine [Feb. 4th, 2007|08:18 pm]
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St Mungo's
St Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies [and Injuries] – or just St Mungo’s

  • Creature-Induced Injuries
  • Spell Damage


  • The remaining departments are only written in an all-caps font, but seem likely to follow the same pattern:

  • Artefact Accidents
  • Magical Bugs
  • Potion and Plant Poisoning (also referred to by Ron in DH as the Poisoning Department)

Medical jobs
Healer
Healer-in-Charge
mediwizard (NB 'mediwitch' does not occur in canon, although it seems a reasonable extrapolation)
Trainee Healer
welcomewitch


Diseases
dragon pox (infectious)
scrofungulus (infectious)
spattergroit
vanishing sickness (infectious)


Luna believes in:
Loser’s Lurgy

(See also Creatures and Light and Dark)


Treatments
Dr Ubbly’s Oblivious Unction (removes scars)
Skele-Gro

(See also Potions and Spells)
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Miscellaneous magical institutions [Feb. 4th, 2007|08:15 pm]
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Beauxbatons Academy [of Magic] – or just Beauxbatons. Fleur also refers to the ‘Palace of Beauxbatons’.
Durmstrang Institute
Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers
Museum of Quidditch (London)
The Salem Witches’ Institute
Wizarding Wireless Network (WWN)

Radio programmes:
  • The Witching Hour
  • Potterwatch (illegal pro-Harry programme)
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Divination [Feb. 4th, 2007|07:57 pm]
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fortune-telling, Seeing, Knowing
Inner Eye, Seeing Eye
Second Sight
the superconscious
the Gift
the Sight
the Signs
Object (of Seeing)
crystal ball/the Orb
crystal-gazing

Professor Trelawney describes Hermione’s mind as ‘Mundane’
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Spells and their incantations [Jan. 14th, 2007|09:22 am]
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These are usually capitalised. Incantations are also usually, but by no means always, italicised - expecto patronum is frequently in normal text, especially in PoA.

Spells
Incantations
General terms

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Books, newspapers and magazines [Jan. 13th, 2007|10:18 pm]
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Wizarding books
Harry's textbooks
Leaflets and pamphlets
Newspapers, magazines etc
Academic journals

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Potions [Jan. 13th, 2007|09:53 pm]
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(See also Miscellaneous magical substances)
Any known ingredients of a potion are given in curly brackets.

Ageing Potion (UK)/Aging Potion (US)
Amortentia (the most powerful love potion)
Babbling Beverage
Blood-Replenishing Potion
Calming Draught
Confusing and Befuddlement Draughts {scurvy-grass, lovage, sneezewort}
Confusing Concoction
Deflating Draught or Draft (both from UK editions)
Draught of Living Death {powdered root of asphodel, infusion of wormwood, valerian roots (crushed with a silver knife – or chopped), Sopophorous Bean}
Draught of Peace {powdered moonstone, syrup of hellebore}
Elixir of Life
Elixir to Induce Euphoria
Everlasting Elixir
Felix Felicis (liquid luck)
Forgetfulness Potion
Hair-Raising Potion
Hiccoughing Solution
Invigoration Draught
Love Potion or love potion
Mandrake Restorative Draught
Memory Potion
Pepperup Potion or potion/Pepper-Up Potion
Polyjuice [Potion] or potion {lacewing flies stewed for 21 days, leeches, fluxweed picked at the full moon, knotgrass, powdered Bicorn horn, shredded Boomslang skin and a part of the person you're changing into}
Scintillation Solution
Shrinking Potion or Solution {daisy roots, a skinned Shrivelfig, sliced caterpillars, a rat spleen, a dash of leech juice}
Sleeping Draught or Potion
Strengthening Solution {salamander blood}
Swelling Solution {puffer-fish eyes}
Truth Serum or Potion
Undetectable Poison
Veritaserum
Wit-Sharpening Potion {powdered scarab beetles, sliced ginger roots, armadillo bile}
Wolfsbane Potion

A simple potion to cure boils (dried nettles, crushed snake fangs, stewed horned slugs, porcupine quills)

Antidote or antidote
potion, but sometimes 'the Potion' when talking about a particular one, e.g. Veritaserum

Capitals are optional when talking about potions more generically, e.g. love potion/Love Potion: ‘"It’s the most powerful love potion in the world!" said Hermione.' (HBP)/’…Mrs Weasley was telling Hermione and Ginny about a Love Potion she’d made as a young girl.' (PoA).

Golpalott’s Third Law
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Miscellaneous magical substances [Jan. 13th, 2007|09:49 pm]
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(See also Miscellaneous magical objects)

Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
Blood Blisterpod
Bulbadox powder
Doxycide
[Erumpent] Exploding Fluid
Essence of Dittany or essence of dittany
Flesh-Eating Slug Repellent
Floo powder
Fiendfyre
Garrotting Gas
Gubraithian fire
Mrs Skower’s All-Purpose Magical Mess-Remover or Mess Remover
Sopophorous Bean
Stinksap
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Food and drink [Jan. 13th, 2007|09:45 pm]
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Cauldron Cake or cauldron cake
choco-nut sundae
Pumpkin Pasty or pumpkin pasty
Freshwater Plimpy soup


Acid Pop
Bertie Bott’s or Botts’ Every Flavour or Every-Flavour Beans (varies between books and in different editions)
blood-flavoured lollipop
Chocoball
Chocolate Cauldron
Chocolate Frog or chocolate frog (in earlier editions)
  • Chocolate Frog Cards or Chocolate Frog cards
Cockroach Cluster ( pl. is the same)
Deluxe Sugar Quill
Drooble’s (in earlier editions) or Droobles (in later ones) Best Blowing Gum
exploding bonbon
Fizzing Whizzbee/levitating sherbet ball
Fudge Fly
Ice Mouse (which just doesn't sound right in the singular)
Jelly Slug
Liquorice Wand
Pepper Imp
Peppermint Toad
Sugar Quill or sugar quill
Toothflossing Stringmint

Muggle sweets (e.g. sherbet lemon) are in lower case.


Butterbeer (UK)/butterbeer (US)
cherry syrup with soda and ice
dandelion juice
Gillywater
Gurdyroot infusion
mulled mead
Ogden’s (CoS) or Ogdens (GoF) Old Firewhisky/Firewhisky (UK)/firewhisky (US)
pumpkin fizz
pumpkin juice
redcurrant rum

(See also Shops and other businesses)
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Miscellaneous magical objects [Jan. 13th, 2007|09:28 pm]
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(See also Miscellaneous magical substances)

Age Line
broom/broomstick
Auto-Answer Quill
Broomstick Servicing Kit
  • Fleetwood’s High-Finish Handle Polish
  • Tail-Twig Clippers
  • brass compass
  • Handbook of Do-It-Yourself Broomcare
cauldron
Chocolate Frog Cards or Chocolate Frog cards
Clankers
Colour-Change Ink
Cribbages Wizarding Crackers
Deluminator/Put-Outer
Detachable Cribbing Cuff
Fiendfyre
Foe-Glass
Garrotting Gas
Goblet of Fire
Gobstones
grow-your-own-warts kit
Gubraithian fire
Hand of Glory
Horcrux (pl. Horcruxes)
Howler
Invisibility Booster
[Invisibility] Cloak or invisibility cloak
Knight Bus
lunascope
Marauder’s Map (NB not Marauders’ even though there were four of them)
Metamorph-Medal
Mirror [of Erised]
Mokeskin purse
Omnioculars
Pensieve
Philosopher’s Stone
Portkey
[Pocket] Sneakoscope
Probity Probe
Quick-Quotes Quill
quill
Remembrall
Revealer
Secrecy Sensor
Self-Correcting Ink
Self-Shuffling playing cards
self-stirring cauldron
shrunken head
Spectrespecs (free with the Quibbler)
Spellotape
Time-Turner
wand
Vanishing Cabinet (OotP, HBP) or vanishing cabinet (CoS)


Wizarding coins
Knut (bronze)
Sickle (= 29 Knuts, silver)
Galleon (= 17 Sickles, gold)


The Deathly Hallows
The (or the) Elder Wand/the Deathstick/the Wand of Destiny
The (or the) [Resurrection] Stone
The (or the) Cloak [of Invisibility]


Ministry classifications
Class A Non-Tradeable Goods
Class B Tradeable Material (Dangerous and Subject to Strict Control)
Class C Non-Tradeable Substance
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Magical transportation [Jan. 13th, 2007|09:22 pm]
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Apparition
Brooms
The Floo Network
Portkeys

(See also Spells)

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Joke-shop products [Jan. 13th, 2007|09:16 pm]
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(WWW = Weasleys’ Wizard[ing] Wheezes)

Belch Powder
Canary Cream (WWW)
Decoy Detonator (WWW)
Dungbomb
Dr Filibuster’s Fabulous Wet-Start, No-Heat Fireworks or Filibuster Fireworks or Filibuster fireworks
Edible Dark Mark (WWW)
Ever-Bashing Boomerang
Extendable Ear (WWW)
Fanged Frisbee
Frog Spawn Soap
Guaranteed Ten-Second Pimple Vanisher (WWW)
Headless Hat (WWW)
Hiccough Sweet
Nose-Biting Teacup
[Peruvian] Instant Darkness Powder – or just ‘Darkness Powder’ (WWW)
Patented Daydream Charm (WWW)
Portable Swamp (WWW)
Reusable Hangman (WWW)
Screaming Yo-yo
Self-Inking Quill (WWW)
Shield Cloak (WWW)
Shield Gloves (WWW)
Shield Hat (WWW)
Skiving Snackbox (WWW)
  • Fainting Fancy
  • Fever Fudge
  • Nosebleed Nougat
  • Puking Pastille
Smart-Answer Quill (WWW)
Spell-Checking Quill (WWW)
Stink Pellet
Ton-Tongue Toffee (WWW)
U-No-Poo (WWW)
Weasleys’ Wildfire Whizz-bangs (WWW)
  • Basic Blaze (5 Galleons)
  • Deflagration Deluxe (20 Galleons)
Whizzing Worms
winged catapult
WonderWitch products (WWW)
  • love potions
  • Guaranteed Ten-Second Pimple Vanisher
(See also Shops and other businesses)
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Magical games and sports [Jan. 13th, 2007|09:09 pm]
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(See also the Department of Magical Games and Sports)

Quidditch (Kwidditch/Cuaditch – archaic)
Aingingein (ball = Dom – a goat’s gallbladder)
Creaothceann
Quodpot (ball = Quod; goal = pot)
Shuntbumps
Stichstock
Swivenhodge

annual broom race (Sweden)
Exploding Snap
Gobstones
[Official] Gobstones Club
Captain of the Hogwarts Gobstones Team
President of the local Gobstones Club
wizard chess
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Quidditch [Jan. 13th, 2007|06:59 pm]
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World Championship/The [Quidditch] World Cup
It also appears once each as the 'World cup' and 'the World Quidditch Cup' (the latter in Rita Skeeter’s article in Witch Weekly).
World Cup Stadium
The International Association of Quidditch
International Confederation of Wizards’ Quidditch Committee
Chairwizard
European Championship or Cup
All-Africa Cup
Australian League
[British and Irish Quidditch] League
National Squad

British and Irish teams
Teams from other countries
Balls
Players
Moves
Fouls

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Creatures, beings etc. [Jan. 13th, 2007|05:52 pm]
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These aren’t obvious. The general rule is that better-known creatures are in lower case and odder ones are capitalised, but there are exceptions.

Capitalised creatures
Lower-case creatures
The tricky ones
Care of Magical Creatures
Luna believes in...
Languages

(See also Ghosts and other spirits and the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures)

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Ghosts and other spirits [Jan. 13th, 2007|05:49 pm]
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ghost
ghoul but Chameleon Ghoul
poltergeist
Headless Hunt
  • Head Polo
  • Horseback Head-Juggling
Deathday or deathday
Deathday Party or Deathday party
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Plants [Jan. 13th, 2007|05:37 pm]
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(See also Miscellaneous magical substances)

Plants known to Muggles are in lower case (e.g. scurvy-grass). Magical ones are generally capitalised:

Abyssinian Shrivelfig
Alihotsy
Bouncing Bulb
Bubotuber
Chinese Chomping Cabbage
Devil’s Snare
Dirigible Plum
Fanged Geranium
Flitterbloom
Flutterby Bush
Gillyweed
Gurdyroot (wards off Gulping Plimpies – according to Luna)
honking daffodil
leaping toadstool
Mandrake/Mandragora
Mimbulus mimbletonia (produces Stinksap)
Plangentine
Puffapod
Screechsnap
self-peeling sprouts*
Shrivelfig
Snargaluff
[Whomping] Willow
Venomous or (in earlier editions) Venemous Tentacula

*These may the result of a spell rather than a special variety of sprout – but, if so, why didn't Molly use the same spell at Christmas in HBP?
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