Black Pepper (binomial name Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning.[2]


Black bean

A Bertie Bott's pepper-flavoured bean

It is a flavour of Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans.[3] Pepper is also used to treat a dragon of Squabbs Syndrome, by keeping the dragon warm and feeding it plenty of chilli, pepper and a crate of rum four times a day.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 J. K. Rowling's official site
  2. Black Pepper at Wikiepdia
  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 6 (The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters)
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