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The Plimpy was a small, round and magical fish with two legs ending in webbed feet. It lived in deep lakes, and fed on water snails. The Plimpy was not dangerous, but would nibble on the feet and clothing of unsuspecting swimmers. Plimpy eyes were used in potion-making.

Merpeople considered the Plimpy to be a pest, and they dealt with it by tying its legs into a knot and letting it drift away.[1]

History

Plimpy

Two Plimpies

When Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger visited Xenophilius Lovegood in 1998, he covered the kidnapping of his daughter Luna by saying she was out fishing for freshwater plimpies near Bottom Bridge. Xenophilius later notes that people are always requesting the Lovegood's recipe for freshwater plimpy soup after he explains the Deathly Hallows to Harry, Ron, and Hermione.

Etymology

"Plimpey" is an English word for "being a plump".

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