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7 Privet Drive is the street address of a house in Privet Drive. This house is home of a woman who Petunia Dursley enjoys spying on, and who Harry Potter refers to as "Mrs. Number Seven" [1]

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Etymology

privet (n.) 
type of evergreen shrub, 1540s, of unknown origin. Early forms primet, primprint perhaps suggest some connection with the word prime. [2] prime (adj.) [3]
late 14c., "first in order," from Latin primus "first, the first, first part," figuratively "chief, principal; excellent, distinguished, noble" (source also of Italian and Spanish primo), from pre-Italic *prismos, superlative of PIE *preis- "before," from root *per- "beyond, forward, through" (see per). Could be in reference to Petunia being the first born of the two Evans sisters.  

References

  1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 1 (Dudley Demented)
  2. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=privet&allowed_in_frame=0
  3. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=prime&allowed_in_frame=0

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