A newt is a type of amphibian related to salamanders.


It is used as a potion ingredient. This was an ingredient in a potion Harry Potter researched for the second task of the Triwizard Tournament.[1] The eye and spleen of this creature is also commonly used as a potion ingredient (such as in the Ageing Potion, the former also being a phrase used by the Frog Choir in the song Something Wicked This Way Comes.[2]

Double-ended Newts are a breed of newt with two heads that can be kept as a pet, which a wizard was instructed into by the saleswoman in the Magical Menagerie in 1993.[3] Ginger Newts are a kind of biscuit sweet in the wizarding world, which Minerva McGonagall, the Transfiguration Professor at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, owned a jar of.[4]

The Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test is often abbreviated as "N.E.W.T.," likely a reference to this creature in much the same manner as the Ordinary Wizarding Level exams were abbreviated "O.W.L." (owl).


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